"O Lord, we are the clay,
and you are our potter;
we are all the work
of your hand."
Spiritual Formation is the ongoing transformation of a person into the likeness of Christ.
In spiritual formation, as in baptism, God is the primary actor. God's grace initiates our spiritual growth; it does not arise from human effort alone.
The change comes from God, but we open ourselves to it by a variety of spiritual disciplines or prayer practices. We yoke ourselves with Christ in cooperation with God's work in us. We order our lives in such a way that we are more likely
- to hear a word of scripture addressed to us
- to sense a quickening of our spirit that reveals the Holy Spirit's nearness
- to see the light of Christ shining forth from another's eyes.
The Center for Ministry affirms the significance of spiritual formation and creates settings in which you may experience a variety of ways to pray and to move closer to God. The pages that follow describe these opportunities and provide resources for further exploration.