Welcome to the website for Christian Formation & Direction Ministries. We founded CFDM for the purpose of helping to “lead others into a renewed love for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through spiritual formation and the art of spiritual direction.”
Our central focus is to establish and develop relational networks of spiritual directors in regions in the western United States for purposes of continuing education and formation, referral, and partnership for spiritual directors. Toward this purpose, we offer training programs in Christian formation and spiritual direction, ongoing supervision, and continuing support, encouragement, and enrichment for spiritual directors.
As part of this development and equipping of spiritual directors, we provide ongoing events within regions for groups and individuals, such as monthly quiet days, quarterly renewal weekends, annual conferences, enrichment workshops, and other formation opportunities. If you are looking for a spiritual director within the western states of the USA, or are interested in training to be a Director and desire community and support with other Christian Directors, get in touch with us today!
Grace and Peace to you this day,
“We all–by necessity–see everything through the lens of our own temperament, early conditioning, brain function, role and place in society, education, our personal needs, and our unique cultural biases and assumptions…To help us escape from this trap, the formerly rare ministry of spiritual direction is being rediscovered and revalued in our time, especially among the laity. It is a proven way to hold personal experience accountable to Scripture, common sense, reason, [good psychology, and tradition].” –Richard Rohr. Eager to Love–The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Franciscan Media, 2014, p. 3.