January 16-18, 2020
The Contemplative Presence Retreat will focus on what it means to be present to God and others. Through teaching, personal reflection, discussion, and practices, we will explore and experience presence. Rooted in looking at how Jesus was present, we will seek to follow Him in the way that He loved God and others. 

Registration cost ($365) includes lodging, meals, and all materials. Click here to register.

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree, AZ

Date/time: Thursday, January 16th (3pm) through Saturday, January 18th (12pm)


Be/Still

4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30-7:30pm – Jan 28th, Feb 25th, Mar 24th, Apr 28th

Be/Still is a monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Practicing contemplative prayer with others is wonderful in so many ways. It gives us a connection with others who desire to live a contemplative life and it also provides an opportunity for the accountability of being in the presence of others.

We will keep things simple with a brief orientation and then simply spend time in Centering Prayer with two periods of silent prayer. We will have an opportunity for debrief and sharing.

Location: Canaan in the Desert Prayer Garden, Chapel – 9849 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028

To get on our email list for reminders about Be/Still – click here.


Bringing Spiritual Formation into the Church

A Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders – hosted by Grafted Life Ministries

  • When: Monday, February 24, 2020 from 9am to 3pm (includes lunch)
  • Topic: This conference will explore the forces at work that both encourage and discourage formation initiatives. We will provide practical ideas that help church and lay leaders create environments that inspire greater commitments to spiritual growth and heart change.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253

Cost: $40 (for Seminary students, $10 discount/email us for a code)

More Information and registration here.


Soul Care Day – Keep Yourself in the Love of God

March 5th, with Tom Ashbrook and Ted Wueste

Location: Mount Claret Retreat Center – 4633 N 54th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

9:00am-3:30pm

Register here.


Enneagram Workshop – April 4

9:00am-12:30pm

The Enneagram has been increasingly recognized as a helpful tool for self-awareness and discipleship, with roots in Christian spiritual theology. More than a personality test that describes our strengths and weaknesses, the Enneagram examines the virtues, motivators, defense mechanisms, and “deadly sins” that lie underneath the surface. This workshop presents a distinctly Christian approach to using the Enneagram for discipleship. A portion of the workshop will be spent introducing the Enneagram through a biblical and theological lens. Each registrant will take an online WEPSS Enneagram assessment in advance of the workshop. With detailed and personalized results in hand, we’ll spend the morning together exploring the self-discovery insights offered by this ancient tool.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

This workshop will be taught by David Wu. David is the Texas Regional Ministry Director for Leadership Transformations in Houston, Texas, and Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Access Church. He is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and a senior faculty member for Selah, LTI’s Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. David received his training in the Enneagram from Crosspoint Ministry and has been providing Enneagram consults for individuals, couples, ministry teams, and leadership teams since 2012.

Cost: $49 – Register here.


Spiritual Formation Discovery

June 23-25, 2020

Tuesday through Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

This workshop will be held at a retreat center with overnight accommodations but there is also a commuter option.

Imago Christi Discovery Events help people discover the Love of God in their Spiritual Journey, and cooperate with God in their ongoing Formation. Spiritual Formation Discovery is an interactive group process of assessing where you are in your spiritual journey by bringing clarity to your past spiritual experience, in light of a paradigm for spiritual growth, and the shape of your personal longing for God. Once you discover the context of your spiritual growth, you can cooperate with God more intentionally in your ongoing Spiritual Formation. Our hope is to give you a glimpse of God’s heart for you and your future. 

COST: $420 (Single Occupancy) 
$370 (Double  Occupancy) 
$195 (Commuter, NO Occupancy)
LOCATION: Spirit of the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ

Register here.

Go here for more information on the Spiritual Formation Discovery.


More 2020 events (details to come):

  • March 18th: Pastors’ Gathering
  • May 2nd: Soul Care Day
  • July: Day Retreat for Spiritual Directors (more info to come)
  • August 6-8: Wounded Healer Retreat

Fall 2020 events:

  • September: new cohort for Life with God starting (click here for more)
  • September: Soul Care Day/Workshop on Forgiveness
  • November: 24 hour Silent Prayer Retreat
  • December: Rule of Life Workshop
  • December: Blue Christmas Service for Hope and Healing

2021 events:

  • February: SFSAZ Annual Conference
  • April: Wilderness Pilgrim Retreat
  • August: Formational Leader Retreat