“The Water I give shall become a fountain within him, leaping up to provide eternal life.” (Jn 4:14)

The Life in the Spirit Seminars (L.I.S.S.) are commonly used by Catholic groups in the context of renewal in the Roman Catholic Church. They are an instrument for bringing people into a deeper experience of the work of the Holy Spirit. The seminars offer:

  1. The basic presentation of the Gospel
  2. The basic teaching about what the Lord is willing to do for all who come to Him
    • The Life in the Spirit Seminars are available for everyone.
    • The Seminars provide a way to learn more about living in the Spirit.
    • In the Seminars, you can take steps which will allow Jesus Christ to establish, restore, or deepen a relationship with you

For Catholics who have experienced the sacramental graces, Jesus will give you a new and fuller relationship with Himself. The gift of the Spirit fills our whole life and changes us so that we begin to know and experience God’s love and the abundant life Jesus spoke of. “I came that they might have life and have it to the full” (Jn 10:10).

  • The Church has never lost the life of the Spirit nor the experience of the Power of the Spirit.

God loves us so much that He sent His only Son into the world to give us new life. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him may not die, but may have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16). And He sent His Spirit to dwell within us so that we might be more closely united to Him tan we are to anyone or anything. “He it is who will baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire” (Mt. 3:11).

  • God loves us!
  • God wants to make contact with us and have a personal relationship with us!
  • God wants to give us a new and better life!


  • Fuller participation in Parish Life
  • Greater appreciation of Eucharist and Reconciliation
  • Deeper Prayer Life
  • Increased Study of Scripture

The Life in the Spirit Seminar graces Christians to experience a fuller measure of… “The Fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5:22-23) ~ Love ~ Joy ~ Peace ~ Patience ~ Kindness ~ Generosity ~ Faithfulness ~ Self-control


  • Prayer
  • Songs of Praise
  • Explanation and Teachings
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Instructions
  • Closing Prayer and Song

The 1.5 hour Seminars are usually given once a week for seven weeks:

Seminar 1: God's Love
God loves us with an everlasting

Seminar 2: Salvation
God freed us from darkness and the power of Satan through Jesus Christ

Seminar 3: The New Life
God wants to give us a new life through the Holy Spirit

Seminar 4: Receiving God's Gifts
How to turn to the Lord (repentance and faith)

Seminar 5: Prayer for Release of the Holy Spirit
This session is set aside for making the commitment to Christ and for prayer for the release of the Holy Spirit present from the sacrament of baptism and confirmation

Seminar 6: Growth
Prayer, study, service, and community

Seminar 7: Transformation in Christ
Going on with life in the Spirit in the new relationship with the Lord

Experienced teams are available to conduct the Life in the Spirit Seminars. All team members have experienced the L.I.S.S. both as candidates and as a presenter.

Our Vision Statement

What Is Baptism in the Spirit?

"All Things New"

For more information about Life in the Spirit Seminars, please call the Columbus Catholic Renewal at (614-500-8115) or use our online contact form.