Welcome to Quiet Pools!
New!! Check out these new events for this fall!
Eucharisteo – Saturday October 1st, 9:30 am – 10:45 am – a special one-hour creative experience to be grateful and give thanks to our Lord . All women welcome , get the details here.
Special Leaders Circle Event – a video series experience by Ruth Haley Barton on her book, “Sacred Rhythms – Arranging Your Life for Spiritual Transformation”. There are six Thursday night dates…come to as many as you wish at the One Way Ministry Center, get all of the dates and details here.
**Special for Pastors Wives – If you are a pastors wife or married to a minister, we are running this same video series above especially for you separately on Tuesday mornings with Lift Ottawa. Please get the details here. This series is now full.
Quiet Pools encourages, equips and facilitates contemplative opportunities to encounter God through the spiritual disciplines, scriptural practices and godly habits of the heart.
Our scriptural theme Psalm 23 that says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside the quiet waters, he restores my soul.” Soul restoration often comes when we let the Lord lead us to those still and quiet places where we can delight in him and enjoy his rest.
“Discipline in the spiritual life is the concentrated effort to create the space and time where God can become our master and where we can respond freely to God’s guidance. Thus, discipline is the creation of boundaries that keep time and space open for God. Solitude requires discipline, worship requires discipline, caring for others requires discipline. They all ask us to set apart a time and a place where God’s gracious presence can be acknowledged and responded to.” Henri Nouwen
Quiet Pools is a cross-denominational ministry that is Bible-based, God-honouring, Christ centered and Holy Spirit guided. In addition we value resources from authors such as A.W. Tozer, Richard Foster, Ruth Haley Barton, Mark Buchanan, Henri Nouwen, Pete Scazzero, as well as from monastic communities and Christian prayer communities throughout the ages.
For Leaders: Day Retreats: a quiet place to encounter Jesus with restful reflection. read more here
For Senior Leaders: The Leaders Circle is a gathering of women who come to be strengthened in their inner core for stronger leadership. These meetings center around the overview and theme of particular contemplative book selected for the valuable content that we feel is beneficial for you in your role as a leader. read more here
Important: What Quiet Pools is Not
It is not a Bible study, revival meeting, prayer meeting, intercession group, personal prayer ministry, counseling ministry, healing ministry or support group.
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