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

October 2021

The story of Ruth and Boaz may be one of the most well-known love
stories in history even though it starts with a tragedy; actually, a series of
tragedies. Ruth’s life is not living up to her expectations. She is a childless
widow, living in a foreign land, dependent on the favor of strangers. Enter
the Redeemer – the one who can rewrite the ending.
To redeem means to buy back, to free from distress or to make something
worthwhile. Boaz enters the story and works to bring redemption to
Ruth’s suffering. Notice the care and protection he offers to Ruth.
Hopefully, his character will remind you of God – protecting, providing,
loving, and redeeming.
Do you have an ending that needs to be re-written or a story that needs
to be redeemed? We pray that you will experience God’s redeeming
presence in a new way this month.

Click Here to access “Redeemed”, October’s soul care booklet offering daily prompts for prayer, Scripture reading, and reflection.