Life-on-Life Formation

Too long we have assumed that the souls of our leaders are healthy. Consequently, we have overlooked our need to be spiritually formed by the nature and character of Christ. The best thing we have to offer another is our authentic selves as we are being transformed more and more into the likeness of Christ—heart, soul, mind, and strength (Ruth Haley Barton); and in the way we love others.


Holistic Leadership

We believe that holistic leadership is more than skill development and theological acumen. Our goal is to address the needs of the whole person. The hindrances to a leader's effectiveness demand personal intervention. Jesus dealt with the matters of the heart, and we must do the same—beginning with ourselves. Spiritual formation is slow, incremental, and happens over time in community.

Training Process

We offer individual spiritual direction and a training process for leaders in spiritual formation. This is structured through a series of regional retreats arranged by cohorts made up of individuals who commit themselves to a series of nine retreats throughout three years. Spiritual friendships are a key component of transformation. They develop as a natural result of regularly retreating with the same people.

Who is this for?

Who is this for?


  • Biblical/ Theological Foundations
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Professional Skill Development
  • Personhood
  • Spiritual Friendships


  • A CMAllianceU account
  • Access to a computer or mobile computing device with internet access
  • A printer is helpful for some sections, but not required
  • Payment for the course through our online enrollment system

Tuition Cost

Registration costs cover room, all meals, and materials.