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A Reflection from a Retreat Participant

"I  was able to go to the [Refreshment] retreat [at A Quiet Place] on April 27, 2018. I had been in a season of high stress. The best way to describe where I was, was in knowing I needed to stop and regain my footing. With a toddler and working full time, along with getting the feeling that God is calling me into a new phase, I felt like I was surrounded by noise and I was desperate for quiet.

During the day long retreat, I was so grateful for the emphasis put on the hosts taking care of the details (like playing the chime when it was time to move) so I could only focus on listening. I even fell asleep point and it was the best!

Knowing that women were praying for all of us let me rest from my "helper" role; I didn't feel like I needed to care for anyone else. What a gift!

I journaled pages and pages of what I was hearing from God.

Thank you for offering this opportunity! I brought a book to take home so that we can possibly share a similar gift to the women in our community.."

T.L., Tennessee, 



Porch Swing at A Quiet Place

A Reflection About the Spiritual Formation Group Online Training

Joycelyn did a great job of guiding us through the skills necessary to lead a spiritual formation group.  More than simply sharing the material, she perfectly embodied the method. It was the perfect blend of information and transformation which instructed not only our minds, but our souls as well.  It was a blessing!  

J.R., Lexington, KY


Click on the formation opportunity in the calendar that you would like to learn more about or to register. 

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 9:05 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 3330 Partner Place #130
    Register

    you need a plan!


    Are You Longing For More of God in 2020?

    It’s the beginning of the year! How do you want to transform your life this year? Most people's new year resolutions include: losing weight, decluttering their homes, traveling, learning a new hobby, spending more time with family. All of these may be on your list but is becoming spiritually mature on your list?

    Would you like to grow spiritually in areas such as, hearing God speak, worship, using your gifts, practicing gratitude, fasting, silence, controlling your tongue and more. You cannot grow without a plan. 

    In this class you will create a personalized spiritual growth plan that will aid you in receiving more of God and becoming a spiritually mature believer for 2020! Be clear about growing into a spiritually mature believer!

    Your spiritual growth is the foundation 
    for who you are and all you do.

    Do you have a plan for how to grow spiritually? If you want to make spiritual growth a priority this year take this class.

    What you will need: 

    Bible
    Pen
    Paper/Journal

    Your Instructor
    Joycelyn L. Lewis



    Joycelyn Lewis is the Executive Director of Equipping Lydia. She has served with Equipping Lydia since 2011 and has been the Executive Director since 2017.

    Joycelyn has been in ministry for 20 years and served in numerous capacities of leadership in her community, traveled abroad on mission trips, she is a preacher, teacher, mentor, retreat facilitator, prayer warrior and leadership strategist.

    She holds a MA in Spiritual Formation, a MA in Christian Leadership and she is Certified in Formative Spirituality. She is the author of the book Clipped Wings. Joycelyn's teaching style will create and hold space for you to hear God's voice as you develop your personalized spiritual growth plan. Her life's mission is to live her legacy by empowering women to grow and lead. 

    Joycelyn has been married for 30 years. She has one son, one daughter, two grandchildren and seven goddaughters. 

    The cost: $20 (non-refundable to hold your spot)
    When you register you will have the opportunity to select some areas you may want to grow in, if there is something you want to grow in that is not on the list it's okay, write it down and we will make sure that you add it to your personalized plan. 

    Invest in your spiritual growth!
    Sign up today! Space is limited!

    “Your desire for more of God than you have right now, your longing for love, your need for deeper levels of spiritual transformation than you have experienced so far is the truest thing about you. You might think that your woundedness or your sinfulness is the truest thing about you or that your giftedness or your personality type or your job title or your identity as .... wife, mother...., somehow defines you. But, in reality, it is your desire for God and your capacity to reach for more of God than you have right
    now that is the deepest essence of who you are.”

    ― Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Past events

Thursday, November 21, 2019 Praise Party (3rd Thursday of each month)
Saturday, November 02, 2019 Leadership Mentoring Group For Women Only
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Praise Party
Monday, October 14, 2019 PRAY WITH US
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Leadership Mentoring Group For Women Only
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Praise Party
Thursday, August 08, 2019 PRAY WITH US
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Spiritual Formation Group- Online Training
Monday, June 10, 2019 EVENING-The Way of Scripture- A 8 Week Small Group Experience in Spiritual Formation
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Leadership Mentoring Group For Women Only
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Refreshment Retreat
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Quiet Day Retreat
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Leadership Mentoring Group For Women Only
Saturday, March 23, 2019 Refreshment Retreat
Saturday, March 02, 2019 Leading Change Group for Women Only
Saturday, March 02, 2019 Leadership Mentoring Group For Women Only
Saturday, February 09, 2019 Online Spiritual Formation Group Leadership Training
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Prayer & Fellowship
Saturday, December 01, 2018 Refreshment Retreat

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Lexington, KY 40502

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