Spiritual Formation Resources

Psalm 119:92,23 “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.”


This page is designed to give each of us resources to help guide us in our spiritual development. Our goal is found in Ephesians 4:13, “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Dallas Willard writes the following; “Spiritual formation by the Spirit of God in Christ. This comes initially and mainly through immersion in and constant application (John 8:31; 15:7) of the word of Christ, his gospel and his commands that are inseparable from his person and his presence: “The words that I speak to you,” he said, “are spirit and life” (John 6:63). But it is the movement of the Spirit in the spiritual formation of the individual personality that transforms the roots of behavior throughout the soul and body of the believer which goes beyond simply hearing and receiving this word. Thus, when we have put on the new person—and we must act to do this, as it will not be done for us—we find the outflow of Christ’s character from us to be, after all, the fruit of the spirit.” Spiritual formation is the key component to an ongoing intimate relationship with God our Father.

Spiritual Retreat Day

Did you know that prayer is one of our SAM2020 goals? Here’s what it says under the missionary corps section, “prayer is recognized as hallmark of our personal and corporate life.” There are a variety of ways to accomplish this goal, but one way is our personal time with Him through a Spiritual Retreat Day.

Why take a spiritual retreat day? First and foremost is that God desires to hear from you. As His children He wants us to talk with Him and then listen to what He has to say in response, this pleases Him. God does this in a variety of ways, nature, a still small voice, and of course through His Word. (1 Tim. 2:1-3) Second, we need a time to “reboot,” to re-establish priorities. We can get so busy in our ministry that we push out some of the more important things like personal devotions and prayer time.

I have created a guide for a spiritual retreat day, please find attached. It is not intended to create the day for you, but to help you create the day.

Spiritual Retreat Day Guide

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