Our Vision

Our vision as leaders and faculty of CFDM Northwest is to see others grow in their knowledge and experience of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and see them become able to help others on the journey of faith. It is our hope that as they “Go Deeper with God” by learning the traditional disciplines of the Christian faith, they will learn to discern the actions and nudges of God in their lives and experience God with them on this journey.

Our Guidance training program is an alternative to seminary for mature lay Christians who want training in Spiritual Direction and the Contemplative life. It offers practical hands-on training, including courses in spiritual theology, spiritual traditions, spiritual formation, along with practicum, case studies, and supervision in giving and receiving spiritual direction.

We also hope to develop networks of spiritual directors who will be friends, guides and co-laborers with God in helping others grow into deeper love for God and formed into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. Through CFDM, individual Christians will find personal support and encouragement to help them live out the Christian life. Churches of many denominations will be called to work together, sharing faith traditions and giving witness to the world of the unifying love of God in Christ. Networks of qualified spiritual directors will develop and assist other believers to grow into the image and likeness of Jesus.