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The Center for Spiritual Formation

The Center for Spiritual Formation is committed to the radical notion that we can be transformed by God into the likeness of our Savior for the sake of others. When Christ is formed in us, we carry the presence of Jesus into our everyday, ordinary lives, loving and serving others as He did. This is the best evidence that the Gospel is true. But we cannot transform ourselves. No spiritual do-it-yourself projects will make us like Him. The Center for Spiritual Formation offers retreats to help people open to the presence of God and learn what rhythms and practices help each of us grow up into Christ.

In order to make a way for everyone to participate, The Center offers two options with different time commitments: a two-year cohort experience and individual half-day retreats. The cohort experience requires a monthly commitment over the course of two years, while the half-day retreats can be experienced individually without a long-term commitment.

Two Year Cohort Experience - Includes a commitment to eight quarterly retreats over two years, monthly meetings with a spiritual companion group between each retreat, and reading one book per quarter. Each retreat begins with a light 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. A new two year cohort begins October 27, 2017. Apply by September 1, 2017.

Cohort D: Oct 27-28, 2017 Feb 2-3, 2018 May 4-5, 2018 Aug 3-4, 2018

Nov 2-3, 2018 Feb 1-2, 2019 May 3-4, 2019 Aug 2-3, 2018

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

Click here to see the two-year cohort experience booklet.

Click here to see the Video.

Half-Day Retreats - Participate in the Saturday morning sessions of the community experience as a stand-alone experience. Participants can register for each retreat without a two-year commitment. Each retreat focuses on a spiritual practice and its relevance to our ordinary, everyday lives.

Dwelling in God's Story (Retreat 4 of 8)

Praying and Living the Scriptures

Sat, July 15, 9am-12pm

Register between July 1-9

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

Extending the Kingdom (Retreat 7 of 8)

Ordinary Living for the Sake of Others

Sat, Aug 12, 9am-12pm

Register between July 1 and Aug 6

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

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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