Care Ministries at Vineyard Gilbert integrates Spiritual Formation for growth and maturity, as well as receiving healing for the broken parts of our lives. Spiritual Formation is the journey of becoming like Jesus. According to Paul (Rom. 8:29), we have been destined to become like His Son. A major feature of spiritual formation is the adoption of proven practices (e.g. silence, solitude, sabbath, transformational reading of the Scriptures,…) that posture us before God and intentionally offer Him access to our lives for the purpose of shaping us into the image of Christ. We cannot change our hearts, but as we consistently place ourselves before Him He does the work of transformation within us. We then reflect the love of God to a world in desperate need of receiving it.
Quiet Days (an event hosted by The Rhythms of Grace Community) is a time we set aside each month for guided contemplative prayer for our local church and our neighboring communities. One Saturday a month, from 9 am – 11 am, we gather to reflect upon our hearts in the presence of God, silence our thoughts to hear God’s voice, and still ourselves that we may “know God” (Ps. 46:10). No previous experience in contemplative prayer is needed to join others for this time of looking into the face of God and allowing ourselves to be seen by Him. Check the Events page for our next scheduled Quiet Days.
Spiritual Direction is an ancient ministry in the care of souls. A spiritual director is someone who will sit with you in God’s presence and help you notice the work of God in your life. Susan Philips (author of Candlelight) says, “When we meet with a spiritual director or a spiritual friend, we learn about ourselves in the presence of a person who communicates God’s infinite interest in us.” A spiritual director is someone who companions you on your journey with God. If you are interested in meeting with a spiritual director, click on the “Learn More” button.
Immanuel Prayer (Immanuel Approach) is a model of prayer designed to bring Christ’s healing to the broken, wounded, and painful areas of our hearts and lives. Unresolved pain is one of the major obstacles to becoming the person God intended us to be. If you feel you are in need of prayer in this area of your life, click on the “Learn More” button below, or contact the church office for an appointment 480-892-5828.
Are you seeking counseling? There are trained counselors within our church, and we have a continually growing resource of recommended counselors in the Gilbert area. To inquire further about options, you can call the church office at 480-892-5828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.