- Phone: (650) 968-4200
- Mailing Address: 201 Castro Street, 3rd Floor, Mountain View, CA 94041
Formation is a journey everyone who seeks to follow Christ travels—a lifelong pursuit guided by God’s Spirit, shaping us into the image of Jesus. Our developing awareness of God’s unconditional love for us draws us into an active life of sacrificial love for the world.
Like much of the Christian life, spiritual formation thrives in community and in the places where we are encouraged and challenged by other like-minded people struggling on the same path.
As we strive to become more like Christ, we (hopefully) become more fully the person God created us to be. As we do that, we grow in three complimentary ways:
We grow in our understanding of God’s unconditional love, seeing God in all things and experiencing the divine in all areas of our lives. This is the prayerful, contemplative life.
We grow in our understanding of the love ethic of Jesus and our commitment to put it into practice in the world. This is the life of the servant.
We grow in our ability to carry one another's burdens. This is the life of the body of Christ.
To connect with our Spiritual Formation team, and learn more about Prayer Retreats, Prayer Ministries, and classes focusing on the formation process, contact at Mountain View and at Palo Alto.
To learn more about our outward-facing movements in the Bay Area and overseas, contact at Mountain View and at Palo Alto or visit the MISSION page.