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Spiritual Formation Trainings
courses & workshops to stimulate growth

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The growth process as a follower of Jesus is at times exhilarating, at times arduous. Alongside the refining work which is forged alone or within close relationships, intentional learning in the company of others often provides just the stimulus for growth we need. Courses, workshops or spiritual retreats offer fresh insight and motivation for our spiritual formation.

Deeper Devotion offers a variety of courses and workshops, each which can be tailored for the audience.

Still Before God

Deeper Devotion's newest course, Still Before God offers an introduction to contemplative spiritual practices including stillness, pondering Scripture, listening prayer and journaling. Read more...

Drawing Near

An intermediate course in classic spiritual practices which have been used over the centuries by people who long to know God more intimately. Blending teaching, experience and discussion, we explore a variety of ways to engage with God and enrich our spiritual lives. Originally a 3-month course, this can be customized to individual workshops or a retreat setting upon request. Read more...

Additional topics

This selection of spiritual formation topics can be shaped to suit the desired setting and the needs of the audience.

Discernment: Deciding with God A workshop developed for church leaders who want to grow in discerning God's will and leading together. Ernest Larkin's ">definition of discernment gives shape to this learning experience. The interactive format is practical and personal, challenging and enlightening.

Tend Your Soul Learn to develop a way of life which enables us 'go the distance' on the long walk of faith.

Soul Friendships An introduction to the practice of intentional friendships whose purpose is to help us tune our lives to God.

The Transforming Path Spiritual transformation won't happen if we approach the life of faith haphazardly. Learn to understand the dynamics of transformation and what enables us to get (and stay) on the path of growth.

Claiming Your True Identity in Christ Understanding ourselves as dearly loved children of God helps us to shed false understandings of ourselves and to step into the freedom of living from our true self.

The Way of the Worshipper Explore how to deepen and expand our worship lives beyond corporate gatherings. This teaching is appropriate for worship teams and for any community who wants to see greater fruit in loving God with heart, soul, mind and strength.

A course, workshop, retreat or a single teaching?

If these topics appeal to you, contact me as a first step toward shaping an experience that will connect with your group. Some of the topics lend themselves best to a particular setting but most of them can be tailored to fit your desires and budget.



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