Imagine a "place" that is less of a physical space than it is a place in one's heart. This "place" is filled with relationships- connecting with God, with fellow ELCA Lutherans, and with ecumenical partners. One Holy Spirit of Christ draws us into community. Here pastors are renewed in the presence and love of God. Laity seek deeper understanding. Others want a taste of what is happening there. All are excited to bring the new life God is offering them to others.
This is a place to meet with God and/or others to deepen faith, to explore experiences, to discover a future together. Retreats, classes, speakers, and events enhance this life together, moving God's people into discipleship and service. Ideas are shared and collaborated upon. Prayer envelops the direction of ministry, from the most simple forms of service to the more complex. Christian spirituality is nurtured through both formal and informal experiences.
When one knows there has to be something more than everyday church life, when one is looking for where God might be leading, when one seeks a friend who understands the heart - come to Living Fire Ministries. Deepen your roots and grow.
by Demetrius Dumm OSB
By beginning "at the end," Father Dumm uncovers the guiding principle of this gospel. In the process he makes some surprising discoveries about the dangers of religious ritual but finds remedy for these dangers in the importance of personal mystical experience within the context of a believing community.