Fil Anderson

LIfe's Journey with God

Fil Anderson offers the message of God's love, grace and mercy found through Jesus Christ for all people. Providing thoughtful and creative opportunities to discover God's loving care, our ministry extends as far as God leads and reaches through us.

Soul Vacation One-Day Retreat

A guided retreat designed to enable you to catch your breath & enjoy the rest of God …

The invitation is from Jesus:
Come to me …  get away with me & you’ll recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest …
Walk with me…watch how I do it …
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace …

Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly… Matthew 11:28-30

You’ll explore the following topics:

  • The rhythm of Jesus’ life
  • Solitude & silence & listening
  • Prayerful reading and reflection of Scripture

Date: TBA Time: 9 am—4pmCost: $50 and includes lunch and all materials
Limited Space: Retreat will be limited to 50 people
Leader: Fil Anderson, spiritual director, conference speaker, writer, and retreat leader.

Contact Fil for more information about having him direct this one-day retreat in your church or town.

“It was an important day in my life when at last I understood that if Jesus needed forty days in the wilderness at one point, I very likely could use one or two.” — Dallas Willard

Conferences, Workshops, Seminars

We provide opportunities to explore a variety of topics related to prayer, spirituality and ministry. We offer consultation to churches and Christian organizations in the development of spiritual formation programs.

Contact Fil for more information about scheduling him for an event.

Running On Empty Presentations

Would you like to schedule a retreat or conference focusing on the content in Running On Empty? Here's a sample three-session presentation:

Session I: The Road to Exhaustion: Living For God Instead of With God

Many Christians, especially leaders in the local church, are so busy working for God that they miss out on living in intimate communion with God. Through personal stories and experiences, Fil Anderson will help us identify the truth about the nature and character of God, and share how flawed images of God can damage spiritual growth and prevent intimate communion with God.

Session II: The Road to Intimacy: Living Life With God in Solitude and Prayer

The busyness of life and ministry presents many challenges to Christians, particularly those serving as leaders. In this session, Fil will help us discover a roadmap to intimate fellowship with God, emphasizing the benefit of solitude, and our need for an on-going awareness of God’s nearness. He’ll offer practical steps to make intimate time with God a reality in daily life.

Session III: The Road to Transformation: Living With God in Holy Scripture

Countless Christians read their Bible daily to gain knowledge and information, but fail to hear God really speak to them through the Word. With the hectic pace of everyday life and ministry, our focus subtly shifts to mastering information rather than living with the Master. In our final session, Fil will explore our need for reflective and prayerful reading of Scripture, and offer us a roadmap of useful steps that will help us learn to approach the Scriptures for "transformation" instead of "information.”.


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