Soul Care Day
Thursday, June 28, 9am-4pm
Come, rest, and experience renewal in your life with God. This day will include times of led prayer and reflection as well as opportunities for quiet, personal prayer. Facilitated by Society Director, Ted Wueste.
Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (7415 E Elbow Bend Rd, Carefree)
Cost: $50 (includes lunch and all materials)
Register and pay here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KESV5T8JNSK56
Mental Health First Aid
Saturday, July 7, 9am-4pm
Often, mental health is an overlooked and misunderstood part of the spiritual journey. Join nationally recognized trainers Toni and Michael Donnelly for the opportunity to learn some basics in how to respond to mental illness and increase your mental health literacy.
Location: Family Involvement Center (5333 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014)
Cost: $25 (includes lunch and all materials) (class size is limited to 25 people)
Praying Monk Retreat
August 2-4 at the Franciscan Renewal Center (5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale)
An opportunity for leaders to learn how to live a praying life in the midst of our busy, noisy world. Oswald Chambers said “Prayer does not equip us for greater works – prayer is the greater work.” This retreat (limited in size to only 12 participants) will help people learn how to make prayer the foundation of their lives and ministries in real, life changing ways. Praying without ceasing can be reality in our daily lives in such a way that our lives flow from vital union rather than self-reliance. Activities will include personal times of reflection, spiritual exercises, group sharing/discussion, and teaching.
Retreats begins at 4pm on Thursday and ends at 1pm on Saturday.
Cost: $265 (includes two night lodging, all meals, and materials)
Register and pay by clicking here.
Anxiety and Our Life with God
Saturday, September 15
This Soul Care Day will focus on understanding anxiety and how spiritual practices can enable anxiety to be a connecting point with God. Looking at the physiology of anxiety and what Jesus says about anxiety will lead into personal reflection and crafting a rule of life for anxiety.
Registration info coming this summer.
Spiritual Formation Discovery
Choose Oct 8-10 or Oct 11-13
Two options (weekday or night/weekend) for this workshop to discover one’s longing for God, where one is in the process of spiritual formation, and how we can partner with what God is doing in our lives. This workshop utilized Theresa of Avila’s Interior Castle as the paradigm for discovery. Learn more by going to imagochrist.org. Registration will begin soon. Click here for more info.
2019 Annual Conference: February 22-23
Trusting God in the Wilderness: Suffering, Dark Nights, & Temptation
What does it mean to follow Christ and flourish in wilderness seasons? Keynote speakers: John Coe, Debbie Swindoll, and Ted Wueste. Two tracks will be available: Self-Care (what do I do in these seasons?) and Soul-Care (how do I help others?) Registration coming late summer.
Ongoing Opportunities for Connection/Growth
Pastor’s Formation Group
We meet over lunch once a month for encouragement and nurturing of our souls through mutual sharing/listening. Please RSVP to Ted Wueste.
Mending the Soul Group for Leaders
weekly over a 12 week period
Are you interested in being a part of a Mending the Soul group? Mending the Soul is a curriculum centered around healing and doing deep soul work. Often, as leaders, we don’t slow down enough to attend to our own woundedness. Contact Ted Wueste if you are interested.
Spiritual Direction Peer Supervision
In the coming year, we desire begin to help facilitate peer supervision groups for spiritual directors. Let us know if you are interested.