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WHAT IS Lii?

Lii MENTORS leaders

in the marketplace and church

in sustainable rhythms of

SPIRITUAL HEALTH and REST

through spiritual direction

and formational retreats. 

 

AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Core Focus and Mentoring Encounters

are like having a personal fitness trainer

…for your SOUL!

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INTIMACY WITH GOD IS ATTAINABLE.

It’s just not accidental.

WHERE CAN LEADERS GO TO BE RENEWED?

Lii mentors provide confidential and 

customized spiritual direction to

enable leaders to discover

DEEP and SUSTAINABLE

intimacy with God.

LEADING? STILL THIRSTY?

Leaders pour out CONTINUALLY. 

Lii refills leaders’ reservoirs so

they can give from the OVERFLOW.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

QUOTES FROM Lii ALUMNI

Severin Lwali, Campus Missionary

“As a brother and mentor Barry has been a voice of practical wisdom, life-changing truth always anchored in undeniable love!”

Severin Lwali, Campus Missionary

Laura Demetrician, Marriage and Family Therapist

“…exactly what my heart was needing. I learned about myself and experienced God in new ways. It felt like a breath of fresh air to my soul.”

Laura Demetrician, Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr. Anastasia Williams, Pediatrician

“As a professional whose career involves constantly giving to others, I was feeling drained, burned out, and sometimes too exhausted to pursue God for myself and my family…I was refreshed and felt stronger, with a fresh perspective that motivated me to love God more and pursue a deeper relationship with Him.”

Dr. Anastasia Williams, Pediatrician

Dwayne Smith, Minister and Urban Missionary

“It is with great confidence that I recommend going after this. It’s a safe place…Barry knows how to ask the right questions, when to push, and when to sit back. It’s been a huge asset in my life.”

Dwayne Smith, Minister and Urban Missionary

Andrea Lathrop, Executive Pastor of The Oaks

“…fundamentally changed my life because of Alicia’s love and leadership and the intentionality of the material.”

Andrea Lathrop, Executive Pastor of The Oaks

Kathryn Mahoney, Minister

“A transformative experience in my life….Alicia discerns exactly where you are in your spiritual journey, and then gently, yet incisively, leads you into a better, more transformative relationship with Jesus…I have a deeper intimacy with God and also a deeper knowledge of exactly who I am in God.”

Kathryn Mahoney, Minister

Stephanie Smith, Minister and Urban Missionary

“It has left me a completely different person, not only individually but also as a leader. I love, I live, I lead differently because of my time with Alicia and the Mentoring Encounter.”

Stephanie Smith, Minister and Urban Missionary

Darnita Brassel, HR Professional and Minister

“An answer to prayer for me. Every component of it has enriched my life….beyond measure.”

Darnita Brassel, HR Professional and Minister

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IN THEIR OWN WORDS…VIA VIDEO

ALICIA BRITT CHOLE

“In winter are we bare? Yes. In winter are we barren? No. True life still is.

The Father’s work in us does not sleep—through in spiritual winters he retracts all advertisement.

The sleepy days of winter hide us so that the seductive days of summer will not ruin us.”

Anonymous: Jesus’ Hidden Years and Yours

BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX (1090–1153)

“The man who is wise… will see his life more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal pours out as it receives. The reservoir retains the water until it is filled, then discharges the overflow without loss to itself… today there are many in the Church who act like canals; the reservoirs are far too rare. So urgent is the love of those through whom the streams of heavenly teaching flow to us that they wish to pour it forth before they have been filled.”

DR. GERALD G. MAY

“When we were children most of us were good friends with mystery. The world was full of it and we loved it. Then as we grew older we slowly accepted the indoctrination that mystery exists only to be solved. For many of us, mystery became an adversary; unknowing became a weakness. The contemplative spiritual life is an ongoing reversal of this adjustment.”

The Dark Night of the Soul, 132-133.

THOMAS MERTON (1915-1968)

“In the absence that sanctifies, God empties the soul of every image that might become an idol and of every concern that might stand between our face and His.”

No Man Is An Island (1983), p. 237.

C.S. LEWIS (1898-1963)

“My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself. He is the great iconoclast. Could we not say that this shattering is one of the marks of His presence? The Incarnation is the supreme example; it leaves all previous ideas of the Messiah in ruins.”

A Grief Observed (2001), 4.

PHILIP YANCEY

“Our choices matter, not just to us and our own destiny but, amazingly, to God himself and the universe he rules. … Our very existence announces to the powers in the universe that restoration is under way. Every act of faith by every one of the people of God is like the tolling of a bell, and a faith like Job’s reverberates throughout the universe.”

Disappointment with God, 173-174.

DR. ABRAHAM J. TWERSKI

“Following the revelation at Sinai, the Torah says, ‘Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.’ One might think that God’s immanent presence would be in brightness, but Moses knew better. It is in darkness of life that we may find God.”

From the forward of Spitz’ Healing From Despair, xv. 

DR. JOHN H. COE

“The soul must learn to love God just for Himself in such a manner that He, and not the need to be loved, is the center of all things.”

“Musings on the Dark Night of the Soul: Insight from St. John of the Cross on Developmental Spirituality.” Journal of Psychology and Theology 28, no. 4 (2000): 293–307.