In this update:

  • Soul Care Day Recap
  • Upcoming Events
  • Coming this Fall/Winter
  • Groups
Soul Care Day Recap
We had a great Soul Care Day on Thursday August 29th as we focused on Listening to the Shepherd’s Voice. Shepherds in the Ancient Near East called their sheep by name, and we spent time listening and discerning how He calls each of us by name.

Soul Care Days are held about once every quarter. Keep an eye out for
our next one - we'd love for you to join us!
Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 21st - Shame and Glory:

A Spiritual Formation Workshop

When humanity was created by God, it was said that they were "naked and not ashamed." Something changed. Today, we are often haunted by shame. What is shame? How do we recover a sense of our created design? This day will involve teaching and discussion as well as personal exercises for your growth.

Location: Mt. Claret Retreat Center, Rollo Room;
4633 N. 54th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018


Cost: $50

Register here.

Tuesday, September 24th: 6:30-7:30pm

Our next Be/Still contemplative prayer gathering is happening on
Tuesday, September 24th. 

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

Let us know that you are coming by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 16th: 7-8:30am


Join us for this Pastors’ Gathering where we’ll talk about Creating Margin for the Mission. Pastor/Spiritual Director Richard Parrish will challenge us to consider what keeps us from having margin in our lives. A light breakfast will be served.

Location: Hope Women’s Center, 1640 E. McDowell Road, Phx, 85006

No cost but please RSVP by registering below.

Register here.


October 29th - Spiritual Director Gathering

An evening of encouragement for spiritual directors as we look at "Practices for the Hurried Spiritual Director." We live in a world that is hurried and fast-paced. How do we live in step with the Spirit and create space for directs that helps them do the same? Led by Ted Wueste and LuAnn Roberson.

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Christ Church of the Ascension 
4015 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 852

Click here to register.
Coming This Fall/Winter
Friday-Saturday, November 15th-16th 

24-Hour Silent Prayer Retreat 

Spend 24 hours in silence for the purpose of prayer and communion with the Trinity. If you’ve never experienced something like this (or even if you have), you will be challenged and encouraged in your life with God.

Location: Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center 
7415 Elbow Bend Road, Carefree AZ 85377

Cost: $199

Register here.

Wednesday, December 11th

Blue Christmas: A Service for Hope and Healing

For many of us, grief and loss color the Christmas season in ways that can make it quite difficult. This service will provide space to pray and lament in ways that connect us to God's heart. The weeks leading up to Christmas are traditionally called Advent, and they focus on finding hope and learning to wait. Rather than denying pain or acting like everything is ok, we will come together trusting that He is with us.

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Valley View Bible Church  
4222 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Click here to let us know you're coming.


Pastor Formation Groups

PFGs meet once a month for the purpose of creating a safe space to share. Groups abide by a structure of listening, non-advice giving, and confidentiality. Groups are limited in size to 3-5. Online option also available! Click here to get connected.

Spiritual Direction Peer Supervision

Are you a Spiritual Director looking for a Peer Group for Supervision? We are starting a new group this fall and exploring an online offering as well. Let us know if you are interested and what days/times work best for you. Click here to get connected.

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