Hello, I’m Joel Bidderman, and I am a pastor and Spiritual Director, as well as a musician and a creative. Simply On Mission (SOM) is my space where I develop resources for contemplation, cultivating an inner life with God, fostering creativity as a pathway of spiritual growth, and living lives of justice and mercy.
a person whose life is devoted primarily to prayer, especially in a monastery or convent.
a person whose life is devoted primarily to prayer
The contemplative tradition of the Christian faith has impacted and transformed my life (and it still does). I believe that a life that has a foundation in prayer, is a life that is empowered by the Spirit, and can make us more like Jesus. I believe all of us are invited to cultivate lives devoted primarily to prayer – not through withdrawing from the world, but rather by cultivating practices in our lives to live out lives of prayer wherever we go.