Center for Spiritual Formation

After one experiences salvation, what then?  The journey to wholeness and Christian perfection is lifelong.   Since 1994, the Center For Spiritual Formation has been a resource for persons who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and a deeper commitment to His body, the Church.  Throughout the year, we hold approximately 40 retreats, seminars and local church consultations.

school for spiritual directors

Persons from throughout the Northeast United States have begun to seek us out to equip them for the ministry of listening and spiritual guidance.  This vital art is essential for clergy and laity who would assist others in their struggle for wholeness.   Our course, The Ministry of Spiritual Direction, consists of twenty-two weekends over a period of two years.   [Friday evenings & Saturdays].  Classes will be held at the Center at Orchard Hill, Rt. 17 & Orchard Way, Millerstown, PA.

lay seminary

We assist persons who seek to further their understanding of the Christian faith, deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, and become better equipped to witness to the congregation and society.

Lay Seminary meets for six weeks each Fall and Spring for two years. It has three departments: Academic Study; Prayer, and Social Engagement. Year-One participants complete one basic class in each of the three departments. Year-Two students complete one advanced course in each of the departments. All classes meet at the Center at Orchard Hill, Rt. 17 & Orchard Way, Millerstown, PA. Limited scholarships are available. 

followers of the common life in crisis

This is a Center-related community that lives according to The Rule For The Common Life.  Are you called to this community and this rule? 

spiritual renewal leaves for clergy

God has created us with a need for Sabbath.  God has modeled the Sabbath for us.  God has called us to Sabbath.

Clergy have the responsibility and privilege of embodying the Gospel, and are called to live-out the faith by precept and example.  Without accepting the spiritual refreshment that Sabbath provides, the faith becomes passionless and the witness ineffective.

We offer individual and group consultations for the planning of spiritual renewal leaves and resources and settings which include academic study, artistic expression, and work as prayer.

For more information on the Center For Spiritual Formation, visit their website.