Christian Formation for Adults

Spiritual formation breathes life and renewal into our relationship with God. As followers of Jesus, we seek ways to deepen our faith and to grow in love. While your parish offers classes and programs to inform and enrich the journey, below are other resources that offer opportunities for your spiritual growth.

  • Programs at Valle Crucis Conference Center and Lake Logan Conference Center are offered year-round.

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  • Cursillo is a three day weekend spiritual renewal gathering, often described as a “short course on Christianity.” Through a series of conversations and meditation, a team of clergy and lay leaders facilitate reflections on discerning “what is fundamental for being a Christian” in our everyday lives. Another integral part of the weekend is community prayer and worship. At this time, Cursillo in the Diocese of Western North Carolina is in a season of reflection. Updates will be provided over time. 

  • Episcopal Church Women of Western North Carolina is a diocesan-wide organization with local parish chapters that support all women in their Mission and Ministry in the world. The vision of ECW is for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church as the working hands of Christ. 

  • Education for Ministry (EFM) is a program that provides theological education for lay people, nurturing their faith and equipping them to express that faith in day-to-day events. 

  • Living Compass is a resource that equips individuals, families, congregations, and organizations with the tools and training for the journey toward wellness and wholeness.

  • Spiritual Directors – The Diocese of Western North Carolina is blessed by several individuals, located all across our region, who are trained Spiritual Directors. You may find their contact information here

  • The Way of Love: Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life -- More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest.