Apply now for RUAH XVI Program

RUAH XVI Class Begins Sept. 2017

Applications are currently being received for RUAH XVI which begins in September, 2017.  If you are a person to whom people come for spiritual conversation, and believe you may be called to develop this charism; if you believe that Jesus and the Holy Spirit want each person to find God for themselves, and long for that journey yourself; or if you are called to this ministry as a counselor or clergy person and wish to deepen your sense of the Spirit’s leading in this, this program may be for you.

The two-year program is composed of two 48-hour retreats and eight 24-hour retreats for each of two years. The monthly 24-hour retreats are in the context of the rhythm of life of the Richmond Hill Community. Prayer and faith sharing are a part of the discipline of all participants. Topics covered in the training include the use of Scripture in discernment, contemplative prayer, history of spirituality, dream work, vocation, social transformation, listening skills, and many other topics. Participants read a book together each month on a spiritual topic.

Some scholarship assistance is available.

For more information or an application, please contact Rev. Janie Walker, Co-pastoral Director, at Richmond Hill. (804)783-7903 or email:

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