Hole in the Rock Ministries (Christian Formation and Direction Ministries Central California Regional Affiliate)
"Our real journey in life is interior. It is a matter of growth, deepening, and an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love." -- Thomas Merton
Welcome to Hole in the Rock Ministries, Christian Formation and Direction Ministries' Central California Regional Affiliate
While our name is Hole in the Rock Ministries, we are also the Central California Regional Affiliate of CFDM. To learn about the other CFDM affiliates, CLICK HERE.
Our mission is to cultivate spiritual formation, fostering our response to the invitation for a deepening relationship with God. This involves focusing on practices, disciplines, and ways of being that enable us to hear, see, and experience God more fully. To that end we provide contemplative spiritual direction and supervision training programs, resources and support for those called to the ministry of spiritual direction.
To find out more about spiritual direction and what it is please select a button below or look under the RESOURCES tab.
OUR LATEST OFFERING!! Check out our newly formed 1 year spiritual formation program, The School for Incarnational Transformation, beginning in January 2023. Information and application will be posted on our TRAINING IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION tab. Early-bird applications will be due November 18th, 2022 .... all applications due by December 16th, 2022.
Our quarterly retreats have returned! The next one of these retreats is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022, at a church in Fresno. The topic for this first retreat will be Understanding and Embracing Highly Sensitive Persons. Future retreat topics may include Where is God in the Great Uncertainty, Experiencing God Through Nature, and Deconstruction and Reconstruction: A Road Map.
For more information about CFDM and our work in the Northwest, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Southern California, please see the website for each of our AFFILIATES.