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

August 2021

“Spiritual formation is the process of being formed in the image of God for the sake of others.”

M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., Invitation to a Journey

 Being Formed

 We are all being formed by something. Our thoughts, feelings, opinions, perspectives, desires are being shaped by the people and things around us. In Romans 12, the Apostle Paul challenges us to stop allowing the world to form us and instead choose to be transformed by God’s Spirit.

As you read and pray through these challenging verses, we pray that you will experience the power of surrendering to God’s work in your life. We trust that you will learn to recognize the effects of transformation as you relate to those around you in love. Allow God’s desire to renew your mind to bring you hope.

May God’s mercy draw you close to him!

Click here to access “Being Formed”, August’s soul care booklet offering daily prompts for prayer, Scripture reading, and reflection.