Spiritual Formation Intensives
What Are Spiritual Formation Intensives?
Spiritual Formation Intensives are for spiritual direction, the practice of being with leaders as they seek to deepen their relationship with God and to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality.
Often leaders have lost a sense of intimacy with God or may be in a season of lament or in a desert-time when God seems silent. The Intensive process asks, “What is God trying to shape or stir in the leader’s soul; what is the story Christ will tell through their suffering?” Your counselor listens and asks questions to assist you in your personal process of reflection and spiritual growth.
Spiritual direction doesn’t necessarily start with a problem. Instead, it starts with a person’s health and desire for a deeper union with Christ. These sessions are not about seeking solutions, but about seeking God. The goal is not to resolve issues but to seek God’s voice and guidance about their past, present, or future.
We offer one- and two-week retreat-based opportunities at our facility in Parker, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. [See a virtual tour by clicking here.] Our Intensives begin late afternoon or early evening on Sunday and continue through lunch on Friday. You will work with a licensed professional counselor for two to three hours per day. [See a list of our licensed counselors here.] Your counselor will personalize the approach for you and your ministry. If you are married, we encourage you to bring your spouse. This is not a requirement. However, your spouse is a key component of your life and ministry, and we encourage them to attend with you if at all possible. Once your Intensive is scheduled, you will begin working with your counselor on some pre-arrival preparation.
All Intensives are individually-tailored to meet your current needs and are available for individuals and couples. We offer several different focuses for Leadership Intensive Experiences. We can combine aspects of a Spiritual Formation Intensive with a Counseling Intensive, Coaching Intensive, and/or Sabbatical Kick-off Intensive.
Contact us to know more.