Convergence practices an intentional rhythm of song, scripture, silence, art making and communal prayer. Our lives are consumed by noise and updates and opinions and tasks, and we often insulate ourselves against a noisy internal dialogue because we are afraid of what might be discovered in silence.
For those who can enter into a shared silence, the benefits are exponential. Our community serves to build a safe, fertile space for this intimate experience of prayer and reflection. We discover more of God and ourselves in this encounter and leave knowing a deeper, truer connection to a God is expansive enough to supply all of our needs and is small enough to meet with us in stillness and quiet.
Going online has allowed us to share the kinds of experiences we enjoy regularly as a small group with more people in a variety of locations. It has shown us there is a hunger for bridging creativity and the spiritual life and a desire for training and discipleship in these ways. In addition to our online expansion, we are excited about using all we learned from the “Gather 2019” study to re-invent our in-person activities. Looking towards a “spiritual gym” model of church, we will create opportunities through out the week to “workout” together in prayer, worship, creative projects, fun activities and training.
Ordination Ceremony for Kenneth Hadley & Amy Hall Convergence: A Creative Community of Faith invites you to share in the celebration for the ordination of Kenneth Hadley and Amy Hall. The Ordination Ceremony will occur simultaneously in three locations: online via-Zoom, in person in Lynchburg, VA and in person in Alexandria, VA. Regardless of your location, you will be able to witness the … Continue reading Events
Our greatest desire is to know God, enjoy God forever, and in the process, to touch life at some depth. Don Postema, Space for God. In the Bible, God promises to be with us always – in the car, the kitchen, the shower, at work, always! But, we live in a world of business, static, … Continue reading Practicing the Presence of God
Online Sundays 5:00 PM – Practicing the Presence of God: Creative Prayer on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81414391779 2nd Sundays 5:00 PM – PAUSE Contemplative Prayer and Communion Service on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81414391779 Please contact us for more information and Zoom links. In Person Thursdays 11:00 AM – Lectio Divina Prayer in the Lab at Convergence 1819 N. Quaker … Continue reading Meeting Times & Location
The Bible compels us to stop. To breathe. To pray. To listen. Together. It is essential to have companions on the spiritual journey. Convergence offers small group “Spiritual Collectives” that meet in person or online for 7 week rounds to practice listening for God’s voice in scripture and in the journeys of companions. How does … Continue reading Spiritual Collectives
At 5:00 PM on the 2nd Sunday of every month, the Convergence community gathers online from around the country for a time of virtual contemplative worship. Designed to engage technology as a contemplative tool we share scripture meditation videos created by our in-house artists along with live prayer and communion. Inspired by the silence and … Continue reading PAUSE