The Spiral of Life
The Spiral of Life is not a Bible study. It is not a program or activity. It is a discussion guide for men’s groups that seek to grow in faith through mentorship. This book is structured to be simple, memorable and transferrable. Certain concepts will be repeated in every chapter and considered from multiple points of view. The purpose is to ingrain the model in your memory so that it will be a tool in times of need. Furthermore, it is meant to encourage you to learn and gain perspective from one another so that you will “be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2). The Spiral will challenge you to join the adventure of faith, trusting God to come alive within your entire being through Jesus Christ. It will engage the following questions: how should we influence and be influenced by others? How do we learn from and have accountability with God? How do we join hands with others in fellowship and mutual accountability? What is our responsibility when intervening “to teach others also”?
The founder, Loren Siffring and co-laborer Ronald Daggett, function as servant leaders of this foundational ministry. Each of them serve as pastors and counselors to congregations and individuals with an emphasis on teaching and encouraging men concerning their Christian walk, meeting with them individually and in small groups.
We believe that the spiritual capital God has poured into them should be invested into the lives of others with the hope that each person would receive the grace of our Father in heaven and trust Jesus, His son, as their life source and purpose.
Loren is a pastor, medical doctor, painter, and teacher. He lives with his wife Rea in Rochester, Michigan, and they have seen married for over 60 years. Originally from Colorado, Loren moved to Rochester to begin a medical practice after completing his term of service with the United States Air Force. He practiced medicine as a family doctor for 20 years, and after retiring from medicine, took up pastoring and mentoring men full time. He has helped to start two churches, is involved in discipling men in several others, and currently has a home-based fellowship in Rochester, MI where he serves as a pastor. Painting, writing, reading, and teaching are all amongst his passions, which he shares with the dozens he counsels and serves. He is a father to five grown children, and a mentor to countless men. His ministry, for over four decades, has primarily been in small groups and one on one encounters.
Ron has lived in Rochester Hills for the past 32 years. He is retired from General Motors where he was formerly employed as a release engineer in the Electronics Integration and Software group of the Powertrain Division. His family includes his wife Judy and their three adult children, Paul and Sarah (Cucheran) of Rochester Hills and Timothy of Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as six grand children. His hobbies and avocations include writing, presenting and directing many original dramas, skits and oral interpretations for churches, schools and youth groups, cross-country skiing, pastel painting and reading. His speaking experiences include teaching at various church services, Christian conferences and retreats, both in and out of the U.S., as well as leading a monthly Sunday evening vesper service at a senior complex in Rochester Hills. His passions include the ministry of Celebrate Recovery, serving as Spiritual Mentor to the leadership of the chapters at Kensington Church, and Crossroads Pregnancy Center, which he served as president of the Board of Directors from 2005-2015.