THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION

We are a people committed to the radical notion that we can be transformed by God.

The Center offers half-day and weekend retreats for people to encounter the presence of God and be changed. Every retreat focuses on intentional rhythms as ways to invite God to transform us in our everyday, ordinary lives.


In order to make a way for everyone to participate, The Center offers two options with different time commitments: a two-year community experience and individual half-day retreats.

Half-day Retreats

Each Saturday retreat focuses on different ways to intentionally arrange our lives around transformative spiritual practices. Register for each retreat individually as a stand-alone experience without the two-year commitment of the Formational Community. 

Formational community

A two-year experience designed to deepen our life in God and with others, the Formational Community helps us cultivate spiritual rhythms in our everyday, ordinary lives. It includes a commitment to eight quarterly weekend retreats, 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.  

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A new two-year community begins Fall 2018.

The Center Cohort Booklet (PDF)

current cohort Schedules

Cohort C

Apr 13-14, 2018; Jul 13-14, 2018


Cohort D

May 4-5, 2018; Aug 3-4, 2018; Nov 2-3, 2018; Feb 1-2, 2019; May 3-4, 2019; Aug 2-3, 2019