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Mission and Purpose

The Path of Christian Mysticism

Christ's Light emanates throughout the world.

Every day and every second, as we keep Christ in the present before us and centered in our innermost thoughts, that wonderful nature is unfolding. Someday there will be a Christ mind active in us, and finally we will be all melted by this Christliness, for we will have taken on the radiance and the glorious power, the wonderful qualities that are in the Christ Spirit itself.
bioReverend Flower A. Newhouse, The Heart of Christmas

While we believe there are many passageways to God, our path in the Questhaven Academy is the Path of the Lord Christ that He revealed first to the twelve and then to the seventy. Its hidden existence has been shown gradually to increasing numbers of seekers. It is the way of:

  • Spiritual Love
  • The Inner Governing the Outer
  • Initiation of Character
  • Illumination of Consciousness

In the end it leads to being self-emptied and God-filled and to one consuming desire: to serve the Will of God.

Video: Thinking about taking classes? Watch this introduction by Reverends Lucy Wold and Blake Isaac.

Academy Classes

We are busy developing spiritual classes to help meet the challenges of being human at this time in this world. Classes are offered individually or in short series for a growing variety of topics and spiritual departments.

Psychology of Wholeness

Insight into our human tendencies, personality selves and individuality can often reveal where our greatest strengths and challenges are to spiritual growth. We are learning to find our bearings with God as well as to bring that awareness into our total lives. It is a process of learning how to be self-emptied and God-filled. It is important to understand there are parts of us Psychologically that work against this spiritual growth and other parts if developed, that can be our greatest help.

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Christ-Centered Mysticism Training Program

The Three E's to Truth

This is a semester based certification program with a personal coach covering the foundations of Christ-centered mysticism. Students are able to register and enroll at any point during the year as the lessons are individually paced. This training program is designed for anyone who desires to deepen their spiritual journey through direct experience with God and a growing relationship with the Lord Christ. For those wanting to become a certified Spiritual Life Coach, Teacher Trainer (lay minister) or Ordained Minister, this program is required.

These series of classes and programs go to the heart of discovering one's true Identity in God. Each cluster of classes is intended to expand the consciousness of a student and provide the necessary spiritual tools and contemplation to help with application—learning to live the life in greater oneness with God. They are an overview of the insights, life and works of Christian Mystic, Flower A. Newhouse.

This program is designed for all sincere seekers to deepen their spiritual walk and practice in life in the way of Christ-centered mysticism.
Reverend Blake Isaac

  • Level I, Christian Mysticism (learning to see as a mystic)
  • Level II, Wisdom Teachings (seeking wisdom as a mystic)
  • Level III, The Disciplines (learning to walk as a mystic)

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Video: Academy Testimonial
Laurie Burke

Accreditation Opportunities

Reflecting on life's deeper meanings while looking back to Inspiration Point

While most individuals are just seeking avenues to live more deeply with God, there are those who feel called to serve God in this world. For those individuals, we have three levels of certification to offer:

  • Spiritual Life Coach Certification
  • Teacher Training Certification (Lay Minister)
  • Ministerial Certification (Ordination)

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We believe that if the Christ Spirit can be made a vital part of our existence, its influence will unify, heal and transform world conditions...This Christian renaissance would begin its regeneration first in single individuals, but gradually the Light broadcast from these endeavors would be mirrored in every receptive heart throughout the land.
bioReverend Flower A. Newhouse, The Quest

Video: Academy Testimonial
Frances Clevenger

Mission and Purpose

The Christward Ministry at Questhaven was founded in 1940 as a place for all faiths to come and find their way with God. The foremost function is training in Christward discipleship—to be a creative center for the New Age Ministry of The Christ. It was founded by two unique and highly trained individuals: Flower A. Newhouse, a clairvoyant Christian mystic and Lawrence G. Newhouse, a profound living example of Christian mysticism. Their foresight has established today a 655-acre spiritual retreat center in a pristine nature wilderness to be the home of this ministry and help support sincere seekers around the world to a greater awareness of the Living Christ and the need for God's Presence in our lives.

Questhaven Academy is an online interactive training center that is an extension of the work of The Christward Ministry at Questhaven. It is built around the concept of the academy—originally referring to a sacred olive grove near ancient Athens where Plato and his disciples met. The word "academy" also relates to a society of learned people—a sharing between persons brought together in common purpose and in an atmosphere of consecrated and enlightened communion.

Our online academy includes a community of students where striving mystics can explore esoteric teachings, have discussions and take classes—a place where all seekers are free to find their way with God through the transformation of consciousness and refinement of spiritual living. Through a deepening relationship with the Living Christ, the Transformer, illumination and initiation will come as we begin to align and awaken to God within as His Oneness exemplified.

Meditating at the Questhaven Dam

Our Purpose

To help each sincere seeker in their Quest to be self-emptied and God-filled.

Our Mission

This Academy is raised to offer the following spiritual intentions:

  • Worship
  • The Achievement of Interior Knowledge
  • Inner Growth
  • Spiritual Development for the Helping of Others
  • Work of a Spiritual Order

Video: Academy Testimonial
bioReverend Robert Holler