In the frenzy of building families, ministries, and businesses, how do we cultivate intimacy with God?
What if there was a way to discern the still small voice of God in the deafening noise of our culture? What if this was the place from which our leadership could emerge…
- in our families?
- in our churches?
- in our work?
- in our service?
The Transforming Center exists to guide pastors, leaders, and influencers, in establishing sacred rhythms to sustain their life in leadership.
A Transforming Community ® is a retreat-based spiritual formation experience with nine quarterly retreats.
For over 15 years we have welcomed groups of 75 men and women who long to experience God in the depths of their souls. Each retreat in this two-year experience includes substantive teaching on spiritual formation themes and practices, guided experiences with spiritual disciplines, and significant engagement in community with influencers from diverse backgrounds and theological traditions.
Grounded in Scripture and in the richness and diversity of our Christian heritage. Reclaim practices and experiences that spiritual seekers down through the ages have used to open themselves to God’s transforming work.
Retreat 1: Jul 22-24, 2018
Invitation to Transforming Community
“If you don’t come apart for awhile, you will come apart after awhile.” —Dallas Willard
Retreat 2 | Oct 28-30, 2018
A Leader’s Journey into Solitude and Silence
“Without solitude it is virtually impossible to have a spiritual life.” —Henri Nouwen
Retreat 3 | Feb 10-12, 2019
Prayer: Deepening our Intimacy with God
“The spiritual life has to do with how God relates to us and how we relate to God. Prayer is the essential expression of that relationship.” —Marjorie Thompson
Retreat 4 | May 19-21, 2019
Engaging the Scriptures for Spiritual Transformation
“In informational reading we seek to grasp the control, to master the text. In transformational reading, it is to allow the text to master you.” —Robert Mulholland
Retreat 5 | Aug 11-13, 2019
Flesh and Blood Spirituality: Honoring the Body as a Spiritual Discipline
“We are not human beings trying to become spiritual; we are spiritual beings trying to become human.” —Teilhard de Chardin
Retreat 6 | Nov 10-12, 2019
Transformation through Self-Knowledge, Self-Examination and Confession
“[One] never attains to true self-knowledge until he has previously contemplated the face of God, and come down after such contemplation to look into himself.” —John Calvin
Retreat 7 | Feb 23-25, 2020
The Art and Practice of Spiritual Discernment
“Finding God in all things in order that we might love and serve him in all.” —St. Ignatius of Loyola
Retreat 8 | May 3-5, 2020
For the Sake of Others: Where Formation and Mission Meet
“Mission cannot be discerned without formation, nor can mission be sustained without an ongoing commitment to transformation in Christ’s presence.” —Ruth Haley Barton
Retreat 9 | Aug 2-4, 2020
A Rule of Life: Arranging our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
“Ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat. Ask me what I am living for and what is keeping me from living fully for that.” —Thomas Merton
The Transforming Community experience is a generous investment in your relationship with God. Over the course of this two years you will receive guidance for cultivating a deeper connection with God and the support to establish a way of life that can sustain it.