Spiritual Formation

Turning Information About God Into Experience With God

It’s possible to know a lot about God without actually having a relationship with him. Spiritual Formation ministry helps people turn what they know about God into experiences with God. We do this by introducing people to spiritual practices, offering spiritual direction and hosting The Clearing, a monthly contemplative worship experience.

If you would like to receive more information about spiritual formation ministry, please contact Michelle Bauer at michelle@vineyardaugusta.org or at 706.863.9766

Spiritual Direction

God invites each of us on a unique journey with him. As we follow him, there are times when we sense a clear path forward and at other times the trail is hard to find.   Spiritual directors are trained to walk with you as you look for God at work in your life. We meet one-on-one with people, usually once a month to listen, offer observations and ask questions.

Everyone who serves on our spiritual directing team has either completed training or is currently enrolled in the Sustainable Faith School of Spiritual Direction.

If you would like to receive more information about spiritual direction, please contact Michelle Bauer at michelle@vineyardaugusta.org or at 706.863.9766.

Ready to make an appointment to meet with a Spiritual Director? Use this referral list to choose a director and begin the process of making a first appointment. Some directors are available during the weekdays and others only in the evenings or on weekends. Some directors are available to meet via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Please contact a director directly to discuss their availability.

Spiritual Direction Referral List

 

 

 

The Clearing

Making Space to Hear from God

noun: an open space in a forest, especially one used for cultivation

Our world is busy and noisy. The Clearing is a contemplative worship experience designed to create time and space to hear from God. We meet the second Saturday of every month from 9-10am in the Vineyard Café for prayer, guided Scripture meditation and reflection. Childcare is not currently available.

If you would like to receive more information about The Clearing, please contact Michelle Bauer at michelle@vineyardaugusta.org or at 706.863.9766.

Soul Care

November 2020

Lord Have Mercy

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”      The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer has been prayed around the world in various forms since the early sixth century.  One way to pray this prayer is to repeat “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God” on the inhalation of each breath and “have mercy on me, a sinner” on the exhalation.  The repetition of this prayer resets our perspective. We are not the self-made, go getters we pose as. We are sinners in need of God’s mercy.

Whether we know it or not, whether we are willing to acknowledge it or not, we are all dependent on the Lord’s mercy. This month we will focus on God’s gift of mercy and be reminded that we have a responsibility to offer this gift of mercy to others.

When mercy is freely offered to those around us we are bringing God’s Kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. We pray that you will sense God’s mercy towards you in a new way this month and that you will accept his divine invitation to extend mercy to others.

Click here to access November’s soul care booklet which offers daily prompts for prayer, Scripture reading and reflection. – Lord Have Mercy