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Focus Ministry - the Spiritual Frontier

There is a shift in consciousness, awareness, and spiritual practice happening right now in the Western world. The trend is away from large congregations (except for the mega-churches, of course) and toward smaller, more personal communities. In addition, today’s technology has opened up a new venue for spiritual practice and spiritual community. This shift is also showing up in the approaches of newly minted, and sometimes newly shifted, ministers. Centers for Spiritual Living refers to these non-traditional ministers as Focus Ministers. Focus ministers are, by definition, unique. Each one approaches ministry from a perspective that has not been seen in the brick-and-mortar centers. Some examples are:


     • Music ministry     • Prison ministry      • Online education     • Yoga and Spirituality      • Retreat and teaching center


These are just a few of the over 40 different versions of focus ministry currently affiliated with Centers for Spiritual Living. What they have in common is portability, or accessibility. Each one takes the spiritual practice wherever it is needed, either physically or online.


The table below shows all of the currently active CSL Focus Ministries, sorted by state/country, with contact information and a direct email link for each.

Arizona

Heartfelt Farewells

Rev. Glen Swain

Phoenix, AZ

USA

(602) 738-1150

[email protected]

Graceful Passages For Veterans

Rev. Donna Smith

Sierra Vista, AZ

USA

[email protected] 


Arkansas

One Heart Retreat Center

Rev. Sharri Johnson

185 White Acres Ln.

Marshall, AR 72650-8666

USA

(501) 825-0108

[email protected]

OneHeartRetreatCenter.org


A center for education and spiritual renewal. Online and on-site classes, retreats, and workshops.


California

Center for Richer Living

Rev. Katherine Revoir

212 Laverne Ave

Mill Valley, CA 94941

USA

415 381-9161

[email protected]

www.RicherLiving.org

@iguideutou2


My focus is education- teaching teleclass-webinars & in person classes. I also offer curricula & teach classes for teachers.

Elder Pride

Rev. Jack Elliott

Fresno, CA

USA

559-761-6868

[email protected]

Evoke Peace Now

Rev. Mark Accomando

105B Canyon Rock Rd.

Palm Springs, CA 92264

USA

760-625-8099

www.evokepeacenow.com

[email protected]


Sharing empowering spiritual principles, meditation and Peace Practices, serving those healing from addiction issues etc.

Journey of Renewal Focus Ministry

Rev. Sunshine Michelle Coleman

1036 Oak Grove Road, #8

Concord, CA 94518

USA

775-273-8325

[email protected]



Offering empowering and transformative services and products to support individuals in discovering and expressing from their full, complete, authentic selves.  Journey of Renewal is the sweet spot where authenticity and integrity meld and empower the individual to stand fully as their unique self through full and honest self-expression.

Living Purpose Institute

Rev. Patrick J. Harbula

2593 Young Ave.,

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

USA

805-469-9847

[email protected]

www.livingpurposeinstitute.com


Living Purpose Institute offers life coaching, business consulting, coach certification, workshops, seminars, sacred ceremony.

Michelle Arellano Ministries

Rev. Michelle Arellano

Venice, CA

USA

[email protected]



OhMyGod! Productions

Rev. Dr. Melissa Phillippe and Rev. Z Egloff

2716 Lakeview Drive

Santa Rosa, CA 95405

USA

[email protected]


OhMyGod! Productions is focused on speaking and singing at spiritual Centers, producing CDs of inspirational music, and creating online content - including videos, classes and virtual community.



Prison Ministry

Rev. Aikya Param

375 Van Buren Ave, Apt #22

Oakland, CA 94610

USA

[email protected]




Saying Goodbye A Return to Wholeness

Rev. Toni Cormier

5706 Cahalan Ave., #23397

Lathrop, CA

USA

408-622-5240


www.sayinggoodbye3.org


The primary goal of this ministry is to create a sacred space for individuals to examine their personal beliefs regarding death/dying and grief/loss. These all too often taboo topics are an inevitability for all of us, so why not gain knowledge and resources which will allow one to make informed decisions and/or transformation. This ministry also provides individual support that allows one to “say goodbye” to a loved one, relationship, or career. These events can have a direct correlation to the grief process. The grief process is like taking a trip but one does not know where they are going, who will be there to support them, how long it will take, or what they will need; however, along the journey one can discover the resiliency of the human spirit. Our mission is to empower, nurture and guide people through pivotal life transitions.

Spiritual Care Everywhere

Rev. John Odden

Newport Beach, CA

USA

[email protected]




YogaSOM

Rev. Lisa Hamilton

PO Box 9154

Santa Rosa, CA 95405

USA

www.yogasom.com

[email protected]


The vision of this focus ministry is to bring mindfulness to the world. The mission of this ministry is to teach and inspire using a combination of yoga and Science of Mind philosophies and practices. The deeply devotional yoga practice compliments the Science of Mind teachings by uniting heart and mind.


Colorado





Blackbirds Rising Focus Ministry

Rev. Shaun Furlong

Lakewood, CO 80227

USA

(303) 742-0570

[email protected]

http://blackbirdsrising.com


Unique Audio Experiences

Uplevel your spiritual consciousness with our distinct, inspiring and spiritual audio programs from the Blackbirds Rising studio

Heart, Mind & Spirit Recovery

Rev. Carol Wilke

9249 S. Broadway Blvd. #200-446

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

USA

cell: 303.704.8822

office: 720.344.2300

[email protected]

www.HeartMindSpiritRecovery.com


Heart, Mind and Spirit Recovery is a virtual community bringing Science of Mind and New Thought principles to the recovery community through workshops and retreats.

Institute for Richer Living Focus Ministry

Rev. Marilyn Lewis

11719 Zenobia Loop

Denver, CO

USA

(303) 973-8520

United States

[email protected]

www.InstituteforRicherLiving.org



IntentionWise Focus Minstry

Rev. Kathy Young

9249 S. Broadway # 200-327

Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

USA

(303) 549-0583

[email protected]

www.beintentional.com



Spiritual Living Center for Education & Training

Rev. Paula Belleggie

573 Park Point Dr.

Golden Colorado 80439 USA

720-270-9151

(F)720 2709151

[email protected]

www.slcet.org

https://www.facebook.com/SLCET



We provide accredited Clinical Pastoral Education & Training for those called to chaplaincy & spiritual care ministry.



Florida




Fully Free: Fully Alive, Focus Ministry in Florida

Rev. Thomas Pittman

FL 

USA



The mission of Fully Free; Fully Alive is to inspire and empower people affected by addiction and trauma to awaken to their full potential.  Fully Free; Fully Alive provides a full range of virtual and in-person Science of Mind and New Thought spiritual awareness programs locally and nationally to the broader recovery community particularly first responders suffering from extreme trauma


Spirit Education

Rev. James Starke

135 Jenkins St., Suite 105B-177

St. Augustine

FL 32086

USA

904-874-0179

[email protected] 

http://Spirit-Edu.Com

@SpiritOtr

https://www.facebook.com/ESpirit.edu


The Focus Ministry brings education online and in person to spiritual seekers, Practitioners and Ministers. We offer both spiritual and computer technology classes to help bring ministries into the 21st century.

We reach out to the organization and beyond, to areas not supported by Spiritual Center through our Practitioner’s Spiritual Living Circles, and their individual ministries. We share all that we know, that others may grow.

The Soul Currency Institute

Rev. Ernest D. Chu

1234 S. Military Trail, Unit 1812

Deerfield Beach FL 33442

USA

954-429-3130

[email protected]


Spiritual Economic and Abundance ministry focusing on the inner expression of God manifesting as outer success and flow.


Georgia




Golden Heart Spiritual Communities Focus Ministry

Rev. Sandra Jackson

4004 Village Lane

Roswell, GA 30075

USA

[email protected]


Golden Heart’s purpose is to create a network of resources for churches and spiritual communities that affirm and foster excellence in individual communities regardless of size.


Illinois




Credo Focus Ministry

Rev. Aimee Daniels

Chicago, IL 60607

USA

(312) 301-1421

[email protected] 


Credo exists to create opportunity for people to develop a relationship with their authentic self (true nature), individually and in community when they want and where they want, while modeling unconditional love for self and others.

Credo is a safe harbor - an oasis from judgment.

Soul Gym

Rev. Darrell Jones

1249 Waukegan Road

Glenview, IL 60025

USA

773-450-3865

[email protected]


Soul Gym is primarily a virtual “space,” where members come daily, weekly or monthly to exercise their spirituality by themselves in small groups and larger community events.


Kansas




S.O.U.L. Project

Rev. Julie Klinghoffer

3713 W. 121st Street

Leawood, KS 66209

USA

913-706-7655

[email protected] 


Exploring the Science Of Unlimited Living: offering classes, workshops & retreats...making personal changes that change the world.


Massachusetts




Spirited Contribution

Rev. Christie Hardwick

PO Box 955

Truro, MA 02666

USA

[email protected]


Rev. Christie provides coaching and facilitation to develop leaders who deliver more of their best.


Nevada




Awakening Mystics: Edu for Transformation

Rev. Colleen Tanaka

Las Vegas, NV

USA

[email protected]




North Carolina




Living Aligned

Rev. Marie Kirkland

Fayetteville, NC

USA

[email protected]




Pennsylvania




OM Center for Spiritual Education

Rev. Lorna Bradley

Pennsylvania, PA

USA

[email protected]




Tennessee




Live Your Limitless Life

Possibility Programs and Music Ministry

Rev. Donna Michael 

PO Box 128494

Nashville, TN 37212

USA

615-383-4989

[email protected]

www.donnamichael.com

Reverend Donna Michael’s Nashville-based Focus Ministry offers opportunities that will transform and empower you to live authentically from—and as—the truth of who you were meant to be. Through inspirational messages, services, music, workshops, retreats, and personal counseling and coaching, you are invited to discover and embrace your “True You” infinite possibilities as you claim, celebrate and live your limitless life! The Infinite has no limits—and neither do you!


Texas




Creative Heart Focus Ministry

Rev. Gena Gilcrease

1210 Airline Drive,

College Station, TX 77845

USA

(818) 571-6720

www.creativeheart.org

[email protected]



Sacred Living Focus Ministry

Rev. Veronica Valles

9540 Garland Road, Suite 381 – 171

Dallas, Texas 75218

USA

972-697-5331

www.veronicavalles.com

[email protected]

Providing Mindfulness and Social and Emotional Intelligence Skill sets in Dallas through innovative programs transforming the landscape and culture of schools as a Community Partner.


We empower children to live compassionate, connected and creative lives thriving in peace and successful learning. We are engaged in our local community in the vision of a world that works for everyone through grassroots collaborations and presentations. 


Washington




One Love Animal Connection

Rev. Karen Cleveland

Snohomish, WA

USA

360-217-7484

[email protected] 






Spiritual Wisdom Studio

Rev. Amy Aspell

11469 Kallgren Road NE

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

USA

206-780-5825 (F)206-780-5825

www.SpiritualWisdomStudio.org

[email protected]


Science of Mind in Kitsap County - Spiritual Community, Classes, Counseling & Coaching, Weddings & Memorials.




Canada




1 Love Awakening

Rev. Steph St. Amand

Rev. Tamara St. Amand

www.1LoveAwakening.com



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