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 learn the spiritual rhythms and practices that help us carry the presence of Jesus into our everyday, ordinary lives.

Half day Retreats

Each retreat focuses on a spiritual practice and its relevance to our lives.  Lunch is not included.


Getting Real:  Knowing Self, Knowing God

Who am I? Who is God? When we discover our true and false self patterns, the essence of who we really are is unleashed. We are free to live out of our truest self in God for the sake of others.  This is the fifth retreat in a series of eight from The Center for Spiritual Formation. 


Sat, Oct 14, 9am-12pm

Cost: $20

Register by Oct 8


Awakening to Life with God: Spiritual Practices as Invitations to Transformation

We all deeply desire to connect with God and with others. Practicing faithful rhythms of living, in response to these deeper desires of the heart, awakens our life with God and promotes real transformation.  This is the first retreat in a series of eight from The Center for Spiritual Formation. 


Sat, Oct 28, 9am-12pm

Cost: $20

Register by Oct 22

Formational community

A two-year experience designed to deepen your life in God, the Formational Community 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. 

Contact Dawn | ext 1406


A new two-year community begins Fall 2018.

The Center Cohort Booklet (PDF)

current cohort Schedules

Cohort B

Nov 10-11, 2017


Cohort C

Oct 13-14, 2017; Jan 12-13, 2018; Apr 13-14, 2018; Jul 13-14, 2018


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, 2019