CFDM provides retreats, seminars, and courses toward the training and certification of adult Christian leaders in areas of Christian formation and spiritual direction. Through its regional networks, CFDM provides ongoing equipping, supervision, community, evaluation, and resources for spiritual directors. And by creating and identifying excellent resources, CFDM commits itself to the ongoing training and equipping of Christians in spiritual formation and direction.

Our strategic initiatives are:

To provide ongoing events in spiritual formation for groups and individuals such as monthly spiritual retreat days, quarterly renewal weekends, and other needed training events;

To create resources for use in spiritual formation and spiritual direction;

To provide , certification, evaluation, and ongoing supervision of spiritual directors;

To establish and develop relational networks of spiritual directors in regions of the western United States for purposes of referral, quality control, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors;

To establish and/or network retreat centers and locations in the West where people can go for rest, solitude, prayer, and Christ-centered spiritual direction.

Our History:

Christian Formation and Direction Ministries [CFDM] is the ongoing ministry of Friends of the Bridegroom Ministries [FOTBM], founded in 1988 by Catherine Gregg and incorporated in California in 1996 as a non-profit organization to support her personal teaching and speaking ministry of prayer, intercession, and spiritual formation.

FOTBM secured its permanent tax-exempt status in 2000, the same year Catherine’s husband Doug Gregg, a Presbyterian pastor, professor, and author, joined her in the work.

The current vision, and name change to CFDM grew out of their mutual ministries and shared vision for the training and equipping of spiritual directors in the Western United States.