• Are you seeking a deeper life in Christ?

  • Might this be the time to learn different spiritual practices for a richer, fuller spiritual life?

  • Would you like to learn more about the great spiritual teachers of our Christian contemplative Faith tradition?

These programs offer a comprehensive look into Christian Spirituality throughout the ages and various Christian traditions. 
 
Foundations of Christian Spirituality provides a year long survey of Christian Spirituality that spans both time and tradition.  This program offers a reflective personal & transformative process for all who desire deeper life in the Spirit and more intentional living of the Christian life in Christ. The rich and inspiring teaching is centered on the saints, mystics and spiritual teachers of the Christian centuries, personal contemplative prayer practice, the writing and living of a personal Rule of Life and participation in a silent directed retreat.  We learn about and from a variety of theologians/mystics/spiritual teachers from over the centuries of the Christian tradition.  The focus is on their prayer and way of discernment of God’s will in life.  We find inspiration from their deep Faith commitment, their spiritual journey in Christ and total reliance on grace.  
 
Spiritual Direction Practicum builds upon the Foundations program by providing a two-year practicum training for spiritual directions.  Participants learn the way of spiritual direction from the life of Christ in the Gospel, and especially the unfolding of the Paschal Mystery in our daily lives.  We learn the art of spiritual direction from Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits and genius for teaching spiritual discernment; continued learning from the ancient tradition of spiritual direction from the mothers and fathers of the desert in the fourth century and ecumenical spiritual teachers of these times.
 
Completing both programs equips one to be a spiritual director.  
 
Participants can choose to complete only the Foundations program or continue on to the Practicum to be a spiritual director.

 

Living Fire Ministries brings spiritual formation to your congregation by offering programs that range from classes on a desired topic to weekend retreats.  Below are some of the more popular congregational programs, but programs tailored to your specific congregation are also available.  Feel free to contact us with you specific requests.

Retreats ranging from a night to a whole week provide an opportunity to get away from daily life and focus intently on your relationship with God.  Varying in style and content, these retreats can offer opportunities for individual reflections, meeting new friends, and growing in your spirituality.  

At various times, Living Fire Ministries offers additional programs beyond the Foundations of Christian Spirituality.