Educational Instruction


“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Romans 12:2

Living Streams Flowing Water integrates academic excellence with formational prayer experiences to bring transformational teaching to life. With spiritual direction techniques and the use of formational questions, Dr. Buckwell guides the students into an expanded awareness of God. Along with enrichment of faith formation, Dr. Buckwell brings stellar knowledge of desert spirituality and ancient prayer disciplines which she weaves into contemporary congregational and personal life and leadership.


New courses are being offered regularly.  Click Here for Upcoming Opportunities



What students are saying about Dr. Buckwell:

“Dr. Buckwell is a great instructor. Please have her teach more classes. Knowledgeable, experienced, engaging and a tremendous role model.”

In naming two areas of the course which were most helpful:

“Historical content of the spiritual disciplines and practical techniques used in daily application both broadened my personal faith and prepared me for ministry.”



Onsite Educational Opportunities in the Columbus, Ohio area:

  • Ashland Theological Seminary

Online Educational Opportunities in partnership with Living Streams Flowing Water Leadership provided by:

  • Garrett – Evangelical Theological Seminary, The Reuben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation
  • United Methodist Church, UMC Cyber Campus
  • Ashland Theological Seminary
  • CenterQuest


Click Here for Upcoming Opportunities


Dawna Petersen

Brenda, The pace of this [Lenten Retreat class in partnership with UMC Cyber Campus] has been balm for me; no online conversations to keep up with truly make it feel like a retreat and two prayer reflections that I can spend the whole week with seem nourishing, not frantic. I really enjoyed the first online session, seeing faces, and being guided and am so grateful for the video of the second.

To become a partner organization with Living Streams Flowing Water for retreats, educational classes, workshops, please contact Brenda using the online contact form. Click Here.