LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR

Experience new joy and freedom as you learn more about the Holy Spirit, how He works in our lives, and how He empowers us to live out our faith!

This seven-week course has been transforming lives around the world for over 40 years. God is infinite, so He always has more for each one of us. Registration is now closed, but we will offer similar events in Winter 2020.

This special event is part of our parish’s Year of the Holy Spirit and Mary!

The Seminar talks are below:

Talk 1: God’s Love – given by Fr. Mark Rutherford. The evening was emcee’d by Christy Whiting, St. Mary’s Director of Religious Ed and Evangelization, who also gave an introduction to the Life in the Spirit Seminar and what to expect over the seven weeks. September 11, 2019
Talk 2: Salvation – given by Christy Whiting. This talk explores the reality of what is the greatest event to ever happen, how we are affected, and the necessity of our response. Sept. 18, 2019
Talk 3: New Life – given by Christy Whiting. This talk explores who the Holy Spirit is, the concept of baptism in the Holy Spirit, and some of the gifts that He gives us to bring others to Christ. Sept. 25, 2019
Talk 4: Receiving the Gift – given by Dcn. Stephen Hilker. Dcn. Hilker explained more about the Holy Trinity, their offer to us of salvation, and the gift of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives. Reta Habba shared her testimony of being baptized in the Holy Spirit. Oct. 2, 2019
Talk 5: Baptism in the Holy Spirit – given by Fr. Mark Rutherford. Fr. Mark explained more about what it means to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. Then he led the participants in a beautiful time of prayer that included renewing their Baptismal promises, prayer to receive baptism in the Holy Spirit, prayer for the gift of tongues, and prayer to receive prophetic words. Oct. 9, 2019
Talk 6: Growth – given by Nancy Hilker, with a testimony by Bob Bear. Nancy discussed various ways to continue growing closer to the Holy Spirit and their significance in enabling us to live our faith in this challenging world. Oct. 16, 2019
Talk 7: Transformation in Christ – given by Fr. Mark Rutherford, with an intro by Christy Whiting. They discussed the nature of the spiritual life, which includes suffering, and how it is transformed when we live in the power of the Holy Spirit. Oct. 23, 2019