A Spiritual Formation Ministry | Onsite & Online

Increasing Excellence and Deepening Awareness of God in a Changing World


Labyrinth Tour

A Labyrinth Tour

September 25 – from 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

What is this? A prayerful walk toward the heart of God. We will travel to three Labyrinths within the west Columbus area.

Where will we meet? We begin at Advent Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington 33660 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43220 and car-pool to the labyrinth sites for prayer and pilgrimage. Concluding back at Advent Lutheran Church, completing the tour by walking their Labyrinth.

Cost: $10.00  Registration: Send an email with name and contact information through the contact form at www.livingtstreamsflowingwater.com to register. Registration is limited to the first 25 people.

Questions: Call Brenda at 614.517.8115 or email to brenda@livingstreamsflowingwater.com


Photography and Spirituality

Photography and Spirituality – A Fall Photo Pilgrimage

October 15, 2017 (rain date October 17) from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center, OH – meet at the Nature Center

Join Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell of Living Streams Flowing Water and Ron Hoehn of Friendly Creations Photography for an afternoon of photography instruction and spiritual formation.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
• Weave photography, prayer and hiking together.
• Go on a walk and take pictures of items that reveal God’s presence and call to your heart.

Please bring: A digital camera (anything from cell phone to professional camera), Family and Friends

Cost: For individual: $35.00; Youth Groups of 5-10 people: $75.00
Registration: Send a message with name and contact information through the contact form at www.livingtstreamsflowingwater.com. Complete details will be sent to you along with an invoice for payment.  All payments must be received by 10:00am October 15th.

Questions: Call Brenda at 614.517.8115 or email to brenda@livingstreamsflowingwater.com

 


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

 

The Way of Forgiveness

coming online October 9, 2017 – November 17, 2017
Registration Now Open

How can we become peacemakers in a chaotic world? With contemplation on the Prayer of St. Francis: Lord make me an Instrument of Your Peace and the book The Way of Forgiveness, participants will discern their personal invitation to peacemaking in a nation filled with racism and violence.

This is an asymmetrical class, participants can log in at their convenience.

(more information available on the Upcoming Opportunities page)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Living Streams Flowing Water is providing instruction for this event in partnership with Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and Upper Room Books.


 

The Heartbeat of Leadership

Do you want to move your leadership from relevance to prayer? Increasing personal and professional leadership.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

A Webinar – Two days only*
October 19 & 26, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT
*(all sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend the complete webinar)
Cost: $50.00

(more information available on the Upcoming Opportunities page)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO & TO REGISTER

Living Streams Flowing Water is providing instruction for this event in partnership with UMC CyberCampus.

 


 

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

 

Desert Spirituality II – Going Deeper

The Seeker and The Saint

Six-Week Online Course  |  April 9, 2018 – May 18, 2018

During this six-week class you will have the opportunity to “get to know” some of these ancient sages of Christian wisdom; hear their stories of God’s miraculous presence in life and contemplate their wisdom sayings.  Each week you will experience a prayer practice from St. Benedict’s tradition of Desert Wisdom.

(more information available on the Upcoming Opportunities page)

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Living Streams Flowing Water is providing instruction for this event in partnership with Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.


 

Water Heart

Faith Forming Conversations
Spiritual Direction and Leadership Coaching

Professional Leadership is only as strong as personal core leadership.

Increase excellence and expand awareness of God in our ever-changing world and personal relationships through coaching and spiritual direction. Brenda provides spiritual direction and coaching through video conferencing, on the phone and in person. Don’t let geography inhibit your next steps into the dance of God’s unfolding possibilities.

Please use the contact form to schedule your first free conversation.

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Water Heart

RETREAT!

It is time to begin considering the church budget for 2018. Could this be the year God is inviting you, your leadership team, a women’s group to take time apart from the busyness of daily work and family life to plan a prayer/ spiritual retreat? How will you Stop, Look and Listen for the God’s invitation through the coming months?

To explore retreat possibilities for teenagers, children and adults, send Brenda a message through the website contact form.

 


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Center Quest Lifelong Learning Community

 

Contemplative Prayer 2: A Way of Listening

March 26, 2018 – April 21, 2018

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Habits of the Heart

Fall 2018


UMC Certified Lay Ministry Training

The Art of Mediation

March 17, 2018

 


The Advent of God's Word

SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERING DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Over 20% savings on orders of 12 books or more!
The Advent of God’s Word is a perfect resource for individual or small group use
Order your copies now for Advent 2017

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Finding a New Pace for Life

Stressed-Anxious-Worried

Traveling at “Warp Speed” individual life and communities are overloaded, bursting with expectation of performance. Downsizing, restructuring, seeking greater return and productivity; has left folks working multiple roles at the work site and on the home front. Parents, grandparents, and care givers balance career, family and bills which create a condition I read about in a John Ortberg book that has stuck with me. That condition named as “hurried sickness”. With everything marked “urgent,” “necessary,” “imperative,” “priority,” literally this fast pace of life is choking the human spirit. [Read More]

The Heart of the Matter

Water Heart

Ican picture the scene within my mind’s eye. “The 12”, disciples that is, gathered around for casual conversation with Jesus. So at least it looked to the unsuspecting eye, that this was an unplanned casual conversation. But I wonder: Did “The 12” have a plan? Had they already decided after following Jesus so closely over the past years, what they truly desired to ask of Jesus? Or was it a spur of the moment idea inspired by the Holy Spirit? Either way the request was powerful. [read more]

Excellence through Spiritual Formation

Meditate

Since we are created in the image of God with a God shaped emptiness within us that only God can fill (Blaisé Pascal) and affirming that a communicative relationship with God through prayer shapes our hearts divinely into the virtues and characteristics of God; then how does quenching the thirsting of our soul increase excellence for personal and professional leadership? [read more]

Just A Heart Click Away | Unleashing Possibility