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
We've changed our name to Hole in the Rock Ministries! CFDM's regional affiliates are now established as their own non-profit ministries. We are still affiliated with Christian Formation and Direction Ministries and our ministry is still the same.
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.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!! Our second 2 year Spiritual Direction Training program begins November, 2020. See our TRAINING IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION tab for an information, details and application.
Our quarterly retreats have been on hold during Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders. As the possibility of in person gatherings is now available we are considering a new format, with room for 15 people, at monthly retreats. The first of these retreats is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September, 5 at Willow Avenue Church in Fresno. The topic for this first retreat will be Grounding in Spiritual Practice in the Midst of Overwhelm. More details will be posted as they become available.
Future retreat topics include Where is God in the Great Uncertainty, Experiencing God Through Nature, and Decontstruction 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.