Renewal Ministries Northwest is a Christ-centered ministry. Through spiritual direction, communal discernment, retreats, and other ministries, we invite people into deeper relationship with the Living God. We want people to fully claim what Christ is doing within them—and to feel God’s presence in everyday life and mission.
Here are a few things we value highly:
Gospel: Entering into the life-transforming grace of God’s personal and attentive love, mercy, forgiveness and healing. As the Gospel of John puts it: “out of his fullness we have all received grace” (Jn 1:16a).
Intimacy with God: Being formed, by the Spirit, in the image of Christ—a transformation rooted in both the mind and the heart. As Paul wrote, “…in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (Colossians 1:10a).
Inner Healing: Experiencing the healing power of the Spirit. The love and grace of Jesus brings resolution and healing for unresolved emotional, spiritual, and relational hurts. As the Psalmist wrote, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
Spiritual Discernment: Cultivating and practicing the art of discernment allows us to hear and recognize the voice of Jesus through Scripture and prayer. This provides clarity and focus for life and ministry, along with boldness and confidence to act with God’s leading. As scripture says, “…so you may be able to discern what is best…” (Phil 1:9-10; Luke 24:13-32).
Communal Discernment: Discerning God’s will together, as a community. We guide discernment processes with leaders of faith communities, churches, and other organizations who share in the life and mission of Jesus. As it was written of the early church, “…it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…” (Acts 14: 28; 13:1-3).
Call & Vocation: Helping people discover their defining purpose: a vocation or calling as it intersects with God’s story; by listening to God and responding as God leads. “…those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires…” (Romans 8:5).
Connection to Every Day Life and Mission: Learning to be attentive to the ways God is present and active in everyday life. “…where can I go from your Spirit, where can I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7). And to discern the way in which we are called to engage in the mission of Christ in the world “…As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21).
Behind the vision and value statements is our commitment to the Scriptures, the historic Christian faith in the ancient creeds, and our triune God, as well as an unwavering reliance upon God’s Spirit and fervent prayer!