WHAT IS BESIDE PEACEFUL STREAMS?

 

Beside Peaceful Streams is a ministry dedicated to prayer, spiritual direction, spiritual formation and growth, and pastor support.

Peter is a trained spiritual director with 40 years of pastoral experience. His passion is to help people develop their own spiritual journey.

Peter conducts prayer retreats, teaches spiritual formation, and spiritual direction–both in groups and individuals.

Peter also works closely with pastors and church leaders – assisting them in their spiritual journeys.

WHY A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR?

If you want a spiritual facilitator who can provide opportunity and giftings to nurture, protect, watch, and guide you into the full image of Christ – then spiritual direction is for you.

Isaiah 49:10 . They will neither hunger not thirst, nor will the desert heat or sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.

DESCRIPTION

The whole purpose of spiritual direction is to penetrate beneath the surface of a person’s life, to get behind the facade of conventional gestures and attitudes which a person presents to the world, and to bring out his/her inner spiritual freedom, his/her inmost truth, which is what we call the likeness of Christ in one’s soul.

– Thomas Merton

 

WHO BENEFITS?

  • Individuals seeking a soul friend, a fellow traveller, a guide a confidant, or an encourager – especially when confidentiality is vital.
  • Someone who wants an encourager to listen, help shape spiritual direction, or facilitate discerning the Lord’s voice and direction.
  • Pastors wanting a safe environment and time with a colleague.
  • Anyone hungry for a deeper walk of faith and eager to explore the call of God at work in daily life.
  • Disciples hungry to grow spiritually, or wrestling with an important potentially life-changing choice.

 

Peter W Cusick  Bth, MTS,
Certified Spiritual Director

 

Peter, at present, is the pastor of St Thomas Pentecostal Assembly, writes, travels, teaches and ministers in spiritual formation, prayer and spiritual direction. He is a member of the Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors, and is certified as a spiritual director by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification.
He is ordained by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.