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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. .

Cohort D: Oct 27-28, 2017

Feb 2-3; May 4-5; Aug 3-4 and Nov 2-3, 2018

Feb 1-2; May 3-4 and Aug 2-3, 2019

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 cohort experience booklet.

Click here to see the cohort experience 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.

Extending the Kingdom (Retreat 7 of 8)

Ordinary Living for the Sake of Others

Sat, Aug 12, 9am-12pm

Register by Aug 6

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

Getting Real (Retreat 5 of 8)

Knowing Self, Knowing God

Sat, Oct 14, 9am-12pm

Register by Oct 8

Cost: $20 (lunch not included)

Cohort Upcoming Schedules:

Cohort A: Jul 28-29, 2017

Cohort B: Aug 11-12 & Nov 10-11, 2017

Cohort C: Jul 14-15 & Oct 13-14, 2017

Jan 12-13; Apr 13-14 & Jul 13-14, 2018

Cohort D: Oct 27-28, 2017

Feb 2-3; May 4-5; Aug 3-4 and Nov 2-3, 2018

Feb 1-2; May 3-4 and Aug 2-3, 2019

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

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