March 18, 2013
Providing space to discern, know and experience Christ's Holy Presence, we facilitate freedom, healing, wholeness and provide paths for spiritual growth, deeper communion with God, and love of neighbor by offering:
Spiritual Direction and Soul Care Ministries
Healing Prayer Sessions
Resources for Support and Recovery at Personal and/or Family Points of Fracture
Scripture and Spirituality Groups
Retreats and Retreat Space Where Souls can Find Rest and Renewal
Professional Development and Supervision for Pastors, Spiritual Directors, Soul Care Providers
Marketplace Initiatives to Foster Leading from Within
Collaborative Ministries with the Church, Local and At-Large
Coming home is a common description of the work of soul care and spiritual direction. The hospitality provided as well as the inner space created through the process of graced listening allows one to come home to themselves as well as come home to the very heart of God. The story of the Prodigal Son speaks to this very longing that we each experience when we find ourselves alone, in dark or despairing places, without resources of our own. We wonder and consider how it could be if only.... These are the moments when we too, can "come to our senses" and make our way back to God who welcomes us with open arms, delight, and celebration.
Sometimes we need help to see the possibilities. We may need to be reminded to turn to God. We may need another to come alongside and show us what this journey home can be like. Perhaps there is a glimmer of hope in this story that "home" could be a safe and nourishing place.
Each of us carries a story of a life lived in the context of God's story. Somewhere along the way we find ourselves wondering where we are in this bigger story. We would love to accompany and listen with you as you journey toward home.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION MINISTRY
Restoration Ministries has a number of trained spiritual directors available to provide spiritual companionship in one-to-one sessions. The intention is to provide space and time to listen, notice and be attentive to God's invitations in one's life and journey, to foster a deeper relationship with God, and to cultivate noticing, discerning and responding to God's Holy Spirit.
Call to schedule an appointment at: 952.241.4150
NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR 12-STEP SPIRITUAL JOURNEY PROGRAM
The 12 Steps: A Spiritual Journey has been such a blessing for so many people that we have created an Open Meeting on Mondays from 7-8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! It’s an opportunity to come together with other Christians to discuss how the steps relate to life issues. If you have completed all or part of the 12-step program, this will be of interest to you. If you have thought about signing up for the program, but have never taken the plunge, come and check us out! You can come whenever it is convenient for you and experience a great time of learning and fellowship. Each week a synopsis of a step or a topic will be presented with discussion to following. Come join us!
NEW 12-STEP CLASSES TO BEGIN
The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey
Sundays 4:00-5:30 pm April 14-June 16
This program offers a healing journey designed for everyone. Based on biblical principles, The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey, points the way through structured steps toward wholeness and healing. You do not need to be in formal recovery from an addiction in order to participate. All of us experience the effects of sin and separation from God. This recovery journey allows us to reveal our brokenness and draw closer to God in order that we may be made whole.
Continuing the Journey
Saturdays, 9-10:30 am April 6 - June 15
THE BREAD OF HIS PRESENCE: A LENTEN JOURNEY
One of our desires as a ministry is to create space for the Presence of God to be experienced and relationship with God deepened. We continue to offer through this Lenten season a weekly, quiet place for wordless, centering prayer. We enter in silence, join with others in the silence around the visible elements of communion, bread and cup, symbolic of our Lord's Presence with us and within us. We invite you to come into this space and time to enjoy being with God, with each other and with the very Presence of God who is within each of us. We offer this opportunity on Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm. Our last evening in this experience will be on Maundy Thursday, March 28. We invite you to join us.
EVENINGS OF LISTENING PRAYER
An Experience of Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday: 7-9 pm
Join with us and others for evenings of LISTENING PRAYER. Framed in simple worship, Scripture and prayerful sharing, this space is provided for attentiveness to listening to God and others. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm. There is neither registration nor cost. Anyone is welcome to come and experience this quiet, worshipful listening space.
Location: Restoration Ministry Center, 952.241.4150
Restoration Ministries, 7975 Stone Creek Drive #130,
Chanhassen, MN 55317