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Covenant Congregation Partners

The Covenant Congregation Partnership was developed out of Spirit in the Desert’s call by God to serve and support congregational members and leaders.

Spirit in the Desert is committed to helping people renew their callings from God in their 3rd Chapter of Life … so they can lead lives of meaning and purpose.  It is our hope that we can support your ministries in your congregation and provide resources at Spirit in the Desert.

Each Covenant Congregation designates one or two members of the congregation to serve as Spirit in the Desert Ambassadors to help develop and nurture the relationship.

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Benefits to the Covenant Congregations include:

  • Helping develop the 3rd Chapter of Life ministry at Spirit in the Desert. Some programs will be created for use in congregational settings and others will be in a retreat format at Spirit in the Desert.
  • Printed and electronic material from Spirit in the Desert to help congregational members learn about the educational and volunteer opportunities at the Center.

Contact Spirit in the Desert about becoming a Covenant Congregation

Covenant Congregations

All Saints Lutheran
Phoenix, AZ

American Lutheran
Sun City, AZ

Ascension Lutheran
Paradise Valley, AZ

Emmanuel Lutheran
Prescott Valley, AZ

Living Water Lutheran
Scottsdale, AZ

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Sun City West, AZ

New Journey Lutheran
Fountain Hills, AZ

Peace Lutheran
Peoria, AZ

Community Partners

Spirit in the Desert works with and supports these organizations:

Healing Memories-North America
arizona coalition for military families
Foothills Caring Corps
music serving the word

Our Local Connection

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Grand Canyon Synod, ELCA

The Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) founded Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in 1993 through a gift.  Since the time of Bishop Howard Wennes’ term, the Synod has continued to be a major partner in the growth and development of this holy place.

Spirit in the Desert is proud to be an extension of the Grand Canyon Synod and of the ELCA in ministry to God’s people.