Our mission is to come alongside those who are tired and broken offering rest, relationship and resources so that life with God is fully enjoyed!
One of the best word pictures we can use to describe our life with God is the imagery and language of “journey.” Think about it for a moment. Our paths are filled with plenty of twists and turns, ups and downs, joys and sorrows. Along the winding path we encounter other travelers – some safe, some not. Some stay in our lives for the duration, offering friendship and love, while others leave us stranded and alone.
Surely we all know what it’s like to feel lost, unfulfilled, confused and restless. How do we know which way to go? Who will journey with us? What if our path leads us straight into danger, disappointment and pain? Who will find us there? How is God present with us in the midst of those dark days and nights? When will we be rescued?
Yes. Life is a journey. Don’t go it alone.
Henri Nouwen once wrote, “There is healing in being known in my vulnerability and impatience and weakness.” He was advocating for healthy communities where we “celebrate each other’s gifts” and “accept each other’s humanity.” Through ministries like Spiritual Direction, Nights of Worship, and Soul Care Retreats, we try to give you a space and place to grow with other like-minded people – companions on your journey with God.
Our greatest desire is to be used by God to help you flourish as the Holy Spirit transforms you more and more into the image of Jesus. As you learn to recognize and respond to God’s voice, you will discover that it is possible to walk in freedom and joy – to fully enjoy your life with God!
So what do you say? Are you ready to pay attention to your one and only soul. It’s the only one you’re gonna get. Allow us to help you explore the broken and neglected places of your soul as we partner with God to experience restoration and transformation through and through. The invitation is yours.
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**The article, “Moving from Solitude to Community to Ministry” by Henri Nouwen, originally appeared in Leadership’s Spring 1995 issue. © Henri Nouwen, 1995.