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The Center

The Center for Spiritual Formation

The Center for Spiritual Formation exists to prepare a people for next at Open Door and in the Kingdom of God. We influence and are influenced by the ministries of Open Door. We offer space to learn and grow, to retreat and rest, and to be challenged to live faithfully and abundantly as the people of God. We value being rooted in the Story of God, creating space for a genuine encounter with God, gathering in honest community, fostering rhythms for grace-filled living, and encouraging an ordinary life lived for the sake of others. The Center offers experiential and accessible retreats, workshops, and resources that support spiritual growth at Open Door. Our formational experiences are an inviting place to meet with God and learn rhythms that keep us connected with God and with our souls. The Center (PDF)

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The Center for Spiritual Formation offers two formational options:

Formational Half-Day Retreats - Participate in the Saturday morning sessions of the community experience as a stand-alone experience. Retreatants can register for each retreat without any long-term commitment. Each retreat focuses on a spiritual practice, its theological grounding and its relevance to our ordinary, everyday lives.

Breathing Through Life (Retreat 3 of 8)

Prayers for Everyday Living

Sat, April 8, 9am-12pm

Register by April 2

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

Extending the Kingdom (Retreat 7 of 8)

Ordinary Living for the Sake of Others

Sat, April 29, 9am-12pm

Register by April 23

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

Listening Well (Retreat 6 of 8)

Hearing God's Voice in a Noisy World

Sat, May 13, 9am-12pm

Register by May 7

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

Formational Community Experience - Includes a commitment to eight quarterly retreats over two years, monthly meetings with a spiritual companion group between each retreat, and reading one to two books per quarter. Each retreat begins with a meal on Friday evening (6-9pm) and concludes on Saturday afternoon (9am-3pm, lunch included). The retreats are held at Open Door and do not include an overnight stay.

Registration for all current cohorts has closed. A new Formational Community cohort begins October 2017. The application process will begin in the spring.

Cost: $400 ($80 non-refundable registration fee plus $40 per quarter, due one week prior to each retreat regardless of retreat attendance.)

Cohort A: Oct 23-24, 2015 Apr 22-23, 2016 Oct 28-29, 2016 Apr 28-29, 2017

Jan 22-23, 2016 Jul 22-23, 2016 Jan 27-28, 2017 Jul 28-29, 2017

Cohort B: Feb 12-13, 2016 Aug 12-13, 2016 Feb 10-11, 2017 Aug 11-12, 2017

May 13-14, 2016 Nov 11-12, 2016 May 12-13, 2017 Nov 10-11, 2017

Cohort C: Oct 14-15, 2016 Apr 7-8, 2017 Oct 13-14, 2017 Apr 13-14, 2018

Jan 13-14, 2017 Jul 14-15, 2017 Jan 12-13, 2018 Jul 13-14, 2018

For more information about The Center for Spiritual Formation – Contact: Anne-Marie | ext 1400

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