I have opened a door before you
that no one can close. Rev. 3:8

Please click on any of our resource categories for more information.


Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Anonymous; The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works

Armstrong, Karen; Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Arterburn, Stephen and Stoop, David; NIV Spiritual Renewal Bible

Barton, Ruth Haley; Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God’s Transforming Presence

Barton, Ruth Haley; Pursuing God’s Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

Barton, Ruth Haley; Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Barton, Ruth Haley; Sacred Rhythms

Bass, Diana Butler; Strength for the Journey

Bender, Sue; Stretching Lessons

Brother, Lawrence; The Practice of the Presence of God

Brueggemann, Walter; Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

Carter, Kenneth H., Jr.; A Way of Life in the World: Spiritual Practices for United Methodists

Dawn, Marva;  Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting

Foster, Richard; Celebration of Discipline: A Guide to Spiritual Growth

Foster, Richard and Beebe, Gayle; Longing for God: Seven Paths of Spiritual Direction

Foster, Richard; Devotional Classics

Foster, Richard; Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home

Guenther, Margaret; At Home in the World: A Rule for the Rest of Us

Guenther, Margaret; The Practice of Prayer

Job, Reuben; A Guide to Prayer

Jones, Alan; Soul Making: The Desert Way of Spirituality

Lamott, Anne; Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Lewis, C.S.; Mere Christianity

McFee, Marcia; Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing and Snowboarding as Renewal for your Soul

Merton, Thomas; Care of the Soul

Moore, Linda McCullough; The Book of Not So Common Prayer

Morris, Danny and Olsen, Charles; Discerning God’s Will Together: A Spiritual Practice for the Church

Mulholland, M. Robert; Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation

Norris, Kathleen; Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith

Nouwen, Henri; With Open Hands

Nouwen, Henri: Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life

Peterson, Eugene; Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

Peterson, Eugene; The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction

Piper, John; A Hungering for God: Designing God Through Fasting and Prayer

Robertson, Ann; Blowing the Lid Off the God-box: Opening Up to a Limitless Faith

Rohr, Richard; Job and the Mystery of Suffering: Spiritual Reflections

Rumford, Douglas; Soul Shaping: Taking Care of Your Spiritual Life

Rupp, Joyce; The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth

Schnase, Robert; Five Practices of Fruitful Living

Shannon, William H.; Seeking the Face of God

Taylor, Barbara Brown; An Altar in the World

Tenney-Britten, Bill; Prayer for People Who Can’t Sit Still

Thompson, Marjorie; Soul Feast

Tickle, Phyllis; The Shaping of a Life

Voskamp, Ann; One Thousand Gifts

Wiederkehr, Macrina; Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day

Willard, Dallas; The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God

Willard, Dallas; The Spirit of the Disciplines

Retreat Centers

Please click a center’s name to visit their website.

Marianist Retreat Center
4000 Highway 109
Eureka, MO

Asumption Abbey
Route 5, Box 1056
Ava, MO 65608

Trinity Hills
689 S. Farm Road 253
Rogersville, MO 65742

House of Prayer
Route 5 Box 1042
Ava, MO 65608

Mount Nebo Cottage
801 First Street
Rocheport, Mo 65279
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Little Portion Retreat Center
171 Hummingbird Lane
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Hermitage Spiritual Retreat Center
HC77, Box 537
Pittsburg, MO 65724

Sophia Center: A Benedictine Center for Spirituality
801 South 8th Street
Atchison, KS 66002


Spiritual Directors

Find a spiritual director at Spiritual Directors International.

Dr. Claire Smith

Karen Hayden
Area: Columbia
Contact: karen.hayden@moumethodist.org

Molly Moore
Area: St. Louis
Contact: mmoore@moumethodist.org

Linda Pagel
Area: St. Louis
Contact: lindacpagel@gmail.com

Jim Simpson
Area: Kansas City
Contact: jsimpson@moumethodist.org

Jenn Klein
Area: Kansas City
Contact: pastorjenniferklein@gmail.com

Cathy Myers
Area: Kansas City
Contact: cathygmyers@gmail.com

Julia Goodell
Area: Columbia
Contact: cf7cf7@gmail.com

Kate Fox
Area: St. Louis
Contact: katefox82@gmail.com

Jill Fisk
Area: St. Louis
Contact: jillefisk@gmail.com

Bruce Baxter
Area: Cape Girardeau
Contact: bbaxter@moumethodist.org


Woods Chapel UMC, Lee’s Summit

Unity Village, Kansas City

Columbia, 1 block north of Boone Hospital on Williams St.

Centenary UMC, St. Louis

Carthage, Grace Episcopal Church