We create space for God to strengthen souls and nurture growth toward wholeness in Christ for the sake of others.

For over 10 years, School of the Spirit has provided retreats, resources, and relationships for clergy and lay ministry professionals who have a longing to keep seeking God in both the joys and the crucible of life and leadership. Embarking on its eleventh year, registrations are now open.

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Are you called?

Our one-year School of the Spirit experience is distinct: a contemplative practice-based spiritual formation experience exclusively for clergy and lay ministry professionals.

Registration now open! Apply now to join our next School of the Spirit community beginning in April 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your soul for the work you’ve been called to do in the world.

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Traveling alongside an intimate group of 30 others through School of the Spirit, the most significant impact for me was becoming an open source for Living Water to flow through me back to others as we co-invest our lives marked by the Resurrected Christ. In a volatile society, the alternative Way of Jesus is calling now more than ever. It was a true honor to participate. Forever grateful!
— Nate Ledbetter, Justice Pastor
Every three months for a year, I traveled from Virginia to a secluded retreat house in Statesville, NC for a 2-day immersion retreat with 30 others to tend my soul. School of the Spirit provided me a safe and sacred place where I was able to have a deep conversation with God, where I found myself, and where I could be me. It was truly a life-giving and life-transforming experience. God can use it to change your life, too.
—  Rev. Jae Yong Song
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The School of the Spirit experience was one of the most profound gatherings of which I have been privileged to be part during the history of my ministry. It introduced me to ways of opening to God during my quiet time to empower me in the presence of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. I have become more aware of the movements of their presence in the natural world. The school came at a time when I had fallen weak in my positive responses in negative situations...
— Rev. Betty Brown (continue reading at link below)
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Join the next school of the spirit

Journey with other clergy and lay ministry professionals who long to reclaim the practices and experiences that spiritual seekers down through the ages have used to open themselves to God’s transforming work. Applications for our 11th School of the Spirit are now open!