About Hungry Souls
Hungry for God? Ever catch yourself pondering your spiritual state and thinking, There must be something more...?
Hungry Souls is a mentoring ministry designed to meet the needs of men and women whose souls are starving. The demands of our hyperactive, materialistic society (despite the abundance of spiritual resources) often create spiritual malnourishment. Men and women frequently find themselves famished for the reality of a personal, significant and growing relationship with God.
All our growth tools are developed and tested in the lively laboratory of thinking lay people (who understand the reality of spiritual hunger). The tools are practical and applicable. Our advisory council includes people who have spent decades in ministry dealing with spiritual formation, spiritual direction, spiritual mentoring, within the local church and in para-church ministries.
We mentor (come and walk beside) through:
- One-on-one contacts, including limited amounts of life-coaching.
- Overseas pilgrimages.
- Small listening growth groups.
- Retreats of Silence—24-Hour Retreats, 3-Day Retreats and Half-Day Retreats.
- The biweekly e-mail newsletter, Soulish Food.
- Events designed to stimulate spiritual dialogue, such as the yearly Stratford (Canada) Festival Tour.
- Phone appointments.
- The Hungry Souls Web site.
- A variety of available published projects, white papers, and tested spiritual growth tools.
About David and Karen Mains
David and Karen Mains direct Hungry Souls, a division of Mainstay Ministries. Through decades of ministry, David and Karen have been known for their creative approach to developing spiritual-growth tools. They are not content to teach theoretical Christianity. Their ministry experience includes ten years of church-planting in inner-city Chicago, two decades in national media ministry—print, radio and television—as well as directing their own publishing and video-production house. The Mainses have authored dozens of books, a few of which have been best-sellers, and many are national prize-winners. Dr. David Mains is concentrating on sermon coaching (www.Sermon-Coach.com), and Karen, in addition to finally writing the secular novel that ministry has kept her from writing, loves working with teams of volunteers to develop the spiritual growth concepts that help people with starving souls.
29W377 Hawthorne Lane
West Chicago, IL 60185
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 293-4500
Statement of Faith
We adhere to the Lausanne Covenant as a contemporary statement of faith.
Learn more about the Lausanne Covenant