REVEREND STEVEN VAN METER
- Rev. Steven Van Meter is an ordained minister of Religious Science and professional spiritual counselor of 18 years. Rev. Steven comes to us from Menifee Valley, California where he served as Senior Minister. He spent a number of years at Centers for Spiritual Living in Los Angeles, California as Events Manager and then as Spiritual Library coordinator under Rev. Marilyn Leo. He departed the Centers for Spiritual Living to serve as Assistant Minister at La Crescenta, California CSL before becoming Senior Minister at Menifee Valley.
He is a devoted spiritual leader with a deep consciousness of healing who demonstrates a spirit of wholeness, joy and love in everything he does.
The Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living is a member of the Centers for Spiritual Living (formerly known as United Church of Religious Science). Centers for Spiritual Living belongs to a group of traditions known as "New Thought". Another new thought church you might be familiar with is Unity. Founded in the early 1900's we should not be confused with "New Age". Although some "New Age" individuals feel at home in our spiritual communities, we teach that there is only one source or power in the universe, and that power is God and that each person is the natural home of God. As a member of Centers we are committed to the vision of "A World that Works for Everyone". It is our intention to go beyond tolerance to a place of understanding. We teach that there are many paths to God. We are often called the golden thread that runs through all major religious traditions. This is not to say that we do not have our own beliefs, we do indeed have a philosophical belief system, which is described in our "What We Believe Statement".
Our "What We Believe Statement" begins, "We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty, One, Indestructible, Absolute and Self-Existent Cause. This One manifests itself in and through all creation." We believe there is One all encompassing power and that power is God. We also believe that we, as expressions of God. create our lives through a natural creative law. We are empowered to change our lives by changing our thinking and our beliefs. Our beliefs are simple, but not necessarily easy. We feel they do, however, have the potential to transform our world into a place of peace and into a "World that Works for Everyone".
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