A ministry of spiritual direction and spiritual formation for pastors and church leaders to aid and encourage their awareness of how to experience the fullness of relationship with Christ and the power of the Spirit in their lives from a Father who loves them.
“... be openhanded toward your brothers ...”
Deuteronomy 15:11 NIV
• Spiritual Director (Kairos and Shalem)
• Pastoral Counselor (D. Min)
• Pastor (Ordained)
• Preaching, Retreats, Care line, Speaking, Elders
• Spiritual direction for pastors and church leaders.
• Spiritual formation retreats for leadership teams.
• Discerning vision and missional clarity.
• Establishing formational practices
“To pray means to open your hands before God.”
With Open Hands. Henri Nouwen (p121)
I've been connecting with Eldon Fry for less than a year, but in that time he has become one of my most trusted spiritual mentors.
Eldon is an amazing man of God who has a remarkable ability to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit. My time spent with Eldon is always, and I truly mean always, life giving and transformative.
A young leader/pastor
Open Hands aids and guides me as I attend to my soul. Eldon is also masterful in helping our staff process their journey in a way that leads to growth and health.
Eldon has helped me and continues to help me grow both personally and professionally through engaging me in conversations of the soul.
A Lead Pastor
Our mission is to support pastors and counselors by providing a ministry of spiritual direction, spiritual formation counsultation, pastoral counseling and coaching.
Connect in a way that works for you…
• Office Visits
• On-Site Group
• Supply Pulpit
Eldon was shaped by the Bitterroot Mountains of his childhood in northern Idaho. During his undergraduate studies, he envisioned a ministry to churches resulting in God at work in lives, then opportunity to minister in educational contexts and finally opportunity to encourage ministry leaders before they became disheartened and left ministry. All of that has happened by God’s grace. Today, Eldon is ordained, trained as a spiritual director and coach as well as a pastoral counselor serving as founder of Open Hands.
The basis for Open Hands is to serve as a companion for pastors and church leaders in the process of the Christian journey. His heart is compassionate for pastors, his wisdom is presented in questions that draw out the best in others, his listening provides hope filled insights and his resource connections provide support for those who spend time with him.
Currently, Eldon meets with pastors and denominational leaders representing nine denominations and churches of varied sizes. All have found a spiritual friend and confidential companion in their journey.