Formation Programs


A retreat program for those who need more contemplative time in their lives, Oasis begins and ends with several days of retreat time, and continues in the interim with one day a month of renewal time at the Spirituality Center. For a complete schedule and information on how to register, click here.


Listening with the Spirit: Formation in the Art of Spiritual DirectionListening with the Spirit:
Formation in the Art of Spiritual Direction

This is a two-year experiential formation program for those who have discerned a call to the ministry of spiritual direction. The program is ecumenical in character and is open to people of all Christian faiths who are:

  • Prayerful persons able to listen to God, self and others;
  • Grounded in a faith tradition;
  • Able to demonstrate basic competencies in contemporary scripture; theology and psychology;
  • In a spiritual direction relationship with someone who is trained in spiritual direction;
  • Able to articulate a sense of call to this ministry;
  • Available for an interview with the program staff.

The next beginning of this two-year class is September 2017. For more information see a brochure for LWS and this Application form and contact Sister Lucy Wynkoop at 360-438-2595 or