Worship

Worship

Spirit in the Desert offers more than space for retreats … come and enjoy our Guided Meditations, listen to the Touchpoints and learn more about our weekly Worship Sessions.

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Daily Devotions

An inspiring Daily Devotion from Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center is available to you 365 days a year. You can read them on this website and you can also subscribe to receive Daily Devotions to your email. Click here to update your subscription to receive an inspirational daily devotion in your inbox each day. Pastor Steve Holm, who has authored popular Advent and Lenten devotionals, is the writer of Daily Devotions which illuminates biblical texts through short meditations. Click…

Wednesday Respite

Weekly Contemplative Service Every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. online and 4:00 p.m. in person on campus, Spirit in the Desert offers Wednesday Respite, a mid-week oasis of music, Touchpoint meditation, Holy Communion and being in community. When Spirit is hosting guests, Wednesday Respite is for anyone on the campus of Spirit in the Desert and for people in the neighborhood and surrounding area. The service is held in one of Spirit in the Desert’s chapels, both of which have peaceful and…

Faith Mentor

Everyone’s faith journey is different. Each journey is unique to one’s own history and experience. Sharing that journey with someone else can be a powerful experience. In the speaking and in the sharing, one can clarify and bring into focus where one has come from and open oneself to what lies ahead. Spirit in the Desert provides a “Faith Mentor” for those who wish to explore their faith journey more deeply. Rev. “Bro. Jim” Hanson serves as our on-campus “Faith…

Spiritual Practices

Spiritual Practices by Sue Palmer Spirituality, or the spiritual life,  “is simply the increasing vitality and sway of God’s Spirit in us.”1  The spiritual life is therefore dynamic, with God’s Spirit working in us to make us more like Christ in response to our thirst for God. It is a continual conversation between God and us, which brings about our increasing transformation as our relationship with God goes deeper. What is this relationship like? It is a relationship where God reaches…