Formation Program

Information coming soon on the application process for Cohort 2! 

For more information, contact khmclaughlin@cofchrist.org

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Community of Christ, from its origins, has been rooted in the movement of God’s spirit as the foundational avenue for discerning and living mission. Recently, the necessity for spiritual formation in mission has become even more apparent. To live the whole mission of Christ, we must understand the whole person of Christ as one who modeled the ancient pattern of the inward/outward journey.

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The goal of Spiritual Formation Minister Training is to deepen our individual and corporate spirituality by equipping those who have a sense of call to be Spiritual Companions in a variety of ministry settings. As we continue to learn about the importance of encounter in mission (LCM), the value of ongoing spiritual formation for priesthood, and the significance of becoming a prophetic people, Spiritual Formation Ministers can provide education and experiences to help us become who we are called to be.

Practices such as discernment and holy listening have blessed the church in recent decision-making processes, allowing us to live unity in diversity through potentially divisive moments. Community of Christ is becoming a beacon of hope as we faithfully turn to God’s Spirit for the path ahead. Through training ministers specifically for spiritual formation, individuals and congregations can experience those same blessings of Christ-like relationships and deepened capacity for mission.

Community of Christ is poised to respond to individuals and groups who seek genuine spiritual experiences that are connected with God’s vision for the whole creation. There are many within and outside of the church waiting for opportunities to be spiritually nourished in loving, missional communities.

 

11 Replies to “Formation Program”

  1. I want to participate within the restrictions of health and age. It is thrilling to think of the deepening of our ministry for the sake of others.

  2. YES! This sounds like exactly what I’ve been hoping to see practiced among us all in the Community of Christ. Inward spiritual practice has been happening in small pockets & at week long retreats here in Ontario the past 5 years. It has been the most powerfully profound spiritual practice I have ever known. Again I say Yes !hurray! This may well be the best thing we ‘ve ever done to connect us with the Devine.

  3. My husband, Michael Daugherty, asked me if I would seek out this opportunity with him. I would be very exicted if you would consider me as well for this opportunity. Channin Daugherty

      1. I am very interested in knowing more about this and would love to get more information. I feel that we are very ready for such a plan–thanks for suggesting it!
        Vicki Ross (vickiross@verizon.net)

  4. My husband, Dan Martin, is interested in this opportunity as well. It would be wonderful to experience this journey together.

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