Spiritual Formation and Direction Ministries

Grafted Life is pleased to offer the following organizations as helpful resources in the area of spiritual direction and spiritual formation.

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b exists to assist pastors, church staffs, seminarians, professors, missionaries and ministry leaders who hunger and thirst for growth in intimacy with God by offering contemplative retreats, spiritual direction, staff development, uniquely designed spiritual formation opportunities and numerous online resources.

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George W. Truett Seminary - Baylor University

Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary is an orthodox, evangelical school in the historic Baptist tradition embedded into a major research university which exists to equip God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ's Church. 

Truett offers a two-year program in spiritual direction training that explores the theology soul care, the art and skill of spiritual companioning, ways of deepening discernment, and the various ministry roles within which spiritual direction is practiced. 

Truett also offers an MA concentration and an MDiv certificate in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, and all master’s level students at Truett take part in a spiritual formation program. The Spiritual Formation office and the Spiritual Direction Training Program are both led by Dr. Angela Reed.

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Biola University’s Institute for Spiritual Formation

A Christian, evangelical, academic community within Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. Located in Southern California they offer an MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, an MA and an MDiv with an emphasis in Spiritual Formation, and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation, and are dedicated to deepening the life of prayer and openness of the heart to God.

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Denver Seminary

For more than a decade, Denver Seminary has provided training in spiritual direction that is evangelical in theology, classical in approach, and contemplative in spirit. Currently they offer a one-year Certificate in Spiritual Direction, an M.Div Concentration, and an M.A. in Christian Formation.

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Healing Care Ministries

Certificate Program in Spiritual Formation & the Art of Spiritual Direction

This certificate program in Spiritual Formation and the Art of Spiritual Direction provides participants with the contemplative experiences, knowledge, and wisdom necessary to deepen their awareness of God, self, and others. A series of four residencies and two praxes form the core of this two-year training experience with faculty guidance and peer interaction between residencies using virtual formats.

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Imago Christi

Functioning much as an evangelical order, Imago Christi is an international and cross-cultural covenant community that develops spiritual formation resources and provides coaching for Christian leaders so that they may minister out of a deepening love for God and personal transformation in the image of Christ. Three-day “Spiritual Formation Discovery” events, offered throughout the world, are the primary means of introduction to the order, and are complimented by various print resources.

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The Journey with The Leadership Institute

The Journey is more than a two-year retreat-based training process, it is a catalyst for holistic life and leadership transformation. The Journey was created to refresh and inspire leaders who listen to God, follow Jesus' rhythms of life and lead from the overflow. We invite you to benefit from a seasoned training process that has matured for nearly 30 years.By integrating spiritual formation and leadership development, the Journey cares for leaders at every level.

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KidZ at Heart

KidZ at Heart International is a global Christian community that trains, partners with, and mobilizes networks of leaders to help children fall deeply in love with Jesus. Grafted Life Ministries is partnering with KidZ in the development of formation-based church curricula for children and youth.

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Leadership Transformations

Leadership Transformations exists to cultivate vibrant spirituality and attentive discernment among Christian leaders and teams by offering a two-year certificate program in spiritual direction, spiritual leadership communities, soul care retreats, discernment consultation, sabbatical preparation, online surveys (church health, family health, etc.), and a myriad of online resources on spiritual formation topics.

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PAX Center

The vision of PAX is to inspire people & churches to experience the transforming love of God, becoming agents of healing & change in their communities & the world. At the heart of our vision is to nurture & train individuals & worshipping communities in sacred listening & soul care, fostering vulnerability, curiosity, & belonging in their relationship with God & one another. We seek to nurture a vibrant & healthy spirituality rooted in the love of God; and with love as our foundation to be "contemplatives in action" as co-laborers with Christ.


Certificate Training in Spiritual Direction: A 2-year training program grounded in contemplative listening designed to help you experience & grow in the art of spiritual direction.


Certificate Training in Spiritual Formation: A 9-month program where you will be equipped to lead others in spiritual formation ministries & dive deeper into the unique dynamics of Christian Spirituality. You can read more and register for this online cohort community here.


Certificate Training in the Enneagram: A unique program designed specifically for spiritual directors, counselors, & life coaches in the use of the Enneagram as part of your ministries of 1-on-1 soul care. This program is facilitated by spiritual directors & authors, Revs. Doug & Adele Calhoun. You can read more and register here.


For more information, visit our website or reach out to contactpaxcenter@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook & Instagram at @paxcenter.

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