Information and Application

Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction
by Christian Formation & Direction Ministries (CFDM) Scottsdale, Arizona

Christian Formation & Direction Ministries (CFDM) Arizona is a non-profit Christian ministry. Its mission is to “lead others into a deeper love for and intimacy with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through spiritual formation and the art of spiritual direction…particularly through the training, re-sourcing, networking, and supervising of spiritual directors for Christian churches in the western United States.”

The goal of the Certificate Program in Christian Formation and Spiritual Direction is to help the student

  • To mature into deeper intimacy and friendship with the Triune God
  • To develop a theology of Christian spirituality by drawing on and integrating insights from Scripture, theology, historical traditions, psychology and related fields
  • To discover the richness of one’s own spiritual tradition and the gifts and blessings of other traditions
  • To learn about, and engage in, spiritual habits and practices that facilitate spiritual growth
  • To grow in balancing prayer, study and service and in developing practical wisdom based on Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience
  • To gain experience and skills in providing individual and group spiritual direction in a Christ-centered program and context
  • To participate in a creative partnership among Christian spiritual directors in the Southwest