When you think about your relationship with God, what comes to mind?
Perhaps you’re in a place of intimacy and joy. You’re discovering the never-ending depths of his goodness and love. You’re experiencing the grace of on-going transformation.
Or maybe when you try to pray to God it feels like the icy silence between two people who are at odds with each other. The tension crackles. You don’t know where to begin, or if you even want to.
Perhaps you are filled with longing when it comes to this relationship. You want to feel close to God. You desire to hear from the Holy Spirit, to live in communion with Jesus, but if you’re honest, you don’t know what that really means or how to get there.
Maybe what you feel is weariness. You’re on the treadmill of Christianity. You’ve been doing the same thing for a long time, but it doesn’t feel like you’re getting anywhere. People look to you as a leader, but sometimes you feel like a fake.
Whatever your story, one thing is true for us all. We’re not meant to navigate our relationship with the Creator of the universe on our own. We’re made for companions. Soul companions. We need a spiritual community that will invite us to growth. In our wilderness seasons, we need safe spaces where we will be listened to, where our hard questions can be heard. In the fruitful times, we need those who will celebrate with us. We need guidance on the ancient paths that lead us to transformation, to the abundant life Christ offers us.
Since the day Velvet Ashes launched, it has been our heart to create and offer that kind of community here. Over the past eight years, we’ve tasted and experienced this vision in so many ways. Now we sense an invitation and an opportunity to grow into a much fuller, richer version of this vision.
We want a safe, private space away from public eyes and away from the chaos of Facebook. We want a space that is just for us. We want rich resources that will gently guide us into times of sacred communion with God, not just in our annual spiritual retreats, but every week. We want a place to share and process what is happening in our relationships with God in a group of like-hearted global women.
This is what we’ve spent months co-creating with God for you. This is your invitation into this vision. Velvet Ashes’ brand new membership community will have (among other amazing features) a Spiritual Formation space. I’m so excited to be leading this space and interacting with you there.
If you’ve resonated with Velvet Ashes’ Online Retreat, our Unplugged Retreat, or our Advent Retreat, this space is for you. If you feel hungry for practices of spiritual transformation, this space is for you. If you’re looking for a community of kindred soul sisters to journey with, this space is for you. If you’re eager for a new spiritual beginning in the new year, this space is for you.
I have a hunch that what God is going to do in this space with us will be beyond what we could ever ask or imagine. I invite you to join us.
Raise your hand if any of this resonates for you! Which part?
Let us know if you have questions in the comments.
Registration for the new Velvet Ashes Membership Community opens NEXT WEEK! Sign up HERE to make sure you get all the details.