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For leaders and learners, these events help you think differently about your relationship with God.

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SFSAZ

Our events often happen in partnership with the Spiritual Formation Society of Arizona. To get a complete list of events and resources from SFSAZ click here.

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Founder LuAnn Roberson is a trained Spiritual Director, Ennegram Coach and retreat leader. She Is gladly available to serve your group.
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Featured Events

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Simple Silence - Contemplative Prayer Gathering

2nd Tuesday of Each Month
 
Simple Silence is our monthly contemplative prayer gathering. Our goal is for it to be a shared time in quiet and listening. So, as you enter the time, you will be invited to quiet your heart and be present to God’s presence with you. We will have a short reading/quiet meditation on Scripture followed by a 20 minute time of Centering Prayer. At the end, we will leave the space quietly and bless one another as we go.  Our heart for Simple Silence is to offer space that is free from conversation in the chapel, allowing us to enter and leave in a quiet, contemplative way, carrying the peaceful silence of God’s presence with us as we go.. The time of our gathering will be approximately 30-45 minutes.
 
No Cost

Location: Canaan in the Desert – 9849 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85028 in the chapel

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April 9

May 14

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Silent Retreat Day

March 6, 2024 // 9a-3p
 
Take a day to quiet your heart, mind, and body so that you can “be still and know” that He is God. Learning how to be still and experiencing the stillness is one of the most important spiritual practices we need in our noisy, busy world today. Come, join with others to take a day for quiet. Lunch, snacks, and materials included.
 
Cost

Regular Registration: $50

SFSAZ General Membership Registration: $45

SFSAZ Full and Professional Membership Registration: $43

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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Spiritual Directors and Counselors Day Retreat

March 22, 2024 // 9a-3p
 
A day for trained spiritual directors (and, those in training) and counselors to reflect on their practice and be refreshed in their calling. A gathering time for encouragement and prayer. Lunch, snacks, and materials included.

Led by LuAnn Roberson

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Cost

Regular Registration: $21

SFSAZ General Membership: $18

SFSAZ Full & Professional Membership: $17

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Soul Care Day

May 9, 2024 // 9a-3p
 

Break away from the busyness of life and take care of your soul. Often, our soul languishes from inattention as we move quickly from one thing to another. Enjoy a restful, reflective day as you engage the depths of your life with God and notice how He is at work in you and around you. Lunch, snacks, and materials included.

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Cost

Regular Registration: $50

SFSAZ General Membership Registration: $45

SFSAZ Full and Professional Membership Registration: $43

Silent Prayer Retreat

5 Day Silent Prayer Retreat

July 29 – August 2, 2024
Come away and rest with Jesus in prayer. Join a small group for a five day silent prayer retreat near the Pacific coast at beautiful Prince of Peace Abbey. We will gather for a short opening together and set off in silence and come together at to close the time.

 

Location: Prince of Peace Abbey – 650 Benet Hill Rd, Oceanside, CA 92058

Cost:

Regular Registration: $695.00

SFSAZ General Member Registration: $625.00

SFSAZ Full & Professional Registration: $590

Transportation not included in the cost.

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Renew & Refresh for pastors and leaders

August 14-16, 2024
A retreat for leaders to refresh their soul and be renewed in their calling through times of teaching, personal reflection, and small group sharing. Leading and pastoring other has unique challenges. Gather with others who know. Don’t miss this opportunity to be refreshed as you move into another season of ministry. Room, meals, snacks, and materials included.

 

Location: Franciscan Renewal Center – 5802 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Cost:

Regular Registration: $295.00

SFSAZ General Member Registration: $2665.00

SFSAZ Full & Professional Registration: $251.00

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24 OR 48 Hour Silent Prayer Retreat

24 Hour Retreat November 14-15, 2024

48 Hour Retreat November 13-15, 2024

We live in a noisy, busy world. It can be exhausting and discouraging. Jesus invites us to something different that can shape the way we are interacting with the noise. In Mark 6:31-32, we read: “Because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Come away with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’ So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.” Take some time away to follow Jesus in this invitation to rest.Come for 24 hours or make it a 48 hour retreat. Gentle facilitation at the beginning and end with options for how you might spend this time with the Lord.
 

Location: Spirit in the Desert – 7415 E Elbow Bend Rd, Carefree, AZ 85377

Cost:

24-Hour Retreat Registration Cost

Regular Registration: $198

General Membership Registration: $178

Full and Professional Membership Registration: $168

48-Hour Retreat Registration Cost

Regular Registration: $395

General Membership Registration: $356

Full and Professional Membership Registration: $336

Have questions? We’d love to talk to you about your spiritual journey.