Christos Center for Spiritual Formation

A nonprofit organization

$30,735 raised by 83 donors

77% complete

$40,000 Goal

Christos Center for Spiritual Formation nurtures spiritual awareness and trains Spiritual Directors.

Christos Center is a welcoming community of individuals who practice and teach contemplative spirituality. Christian and ecumenical, we serve people of all denominations, as well as those with no affiliation. Christos is a place to forge deep connections with God and others. God’s grace toward us and in us is the foundation and cornerstone of all we do.  With locations in the Twin Cities, Chicago and worldwide through distance learning, Christos is a place for people to enter the quiet and ponder the deeper questions of life through prayer and reflection. 

Our particular focus is on experiencing God’s presence through the Christian traditions of silence, solitude, prayer, retreat, pilgrimage, and spiritual direction. These practices help us to recognize and be open to what God is doing. By cultivating our inner lives in this way, we are changed for the better. We can then actively share God’s love in the world and nurture the souls of others. 

Here at Christos, we host a variety of workshops, prayer experiences, and group learning opportunities including Ignatian Retreat to bring learners into a deep, connected relationship with God. We also offer a two-year training program in spiritual direction called Tending the Holy. Through this program, we prepare individuals to prayerfully listen and help others notice and respond to God’s call.

Our Goal: $40,000

This year we are pleased to announce a $15,000 match from a single donor! This means for every dollar you give Christos during the Give to the Match Day campaign (up to $15,000), we are able to access the same amount from the match! 

Your gifts enable us to:

Increase program scholarships:  COVID has been a challenge financially for our churches and spiritual leaders.  We want to remove the financial barriers for people in ministry and others on fixed incomes to take part in our spiritual director training, Ignatian Retreat program and ministry soul care workshops so that they can nurture the souls of others.  Scholarships provided by Christos increased 1,500% from 2021 to 2022. 

Expand our marketing efforts and technology to reach more spiritual seekers, as the scope of our work has increased geographically.  This includes enhancing communications to those in faith communities; a new website that allows us to include a Spiritual Director directory;  increased funding for social media and search engine optimization, plus updated equipment and software to record and broadcast programs, workshops, prayer experiences and retreats. 

Support our most important asset: our staff and those in daily contact with our seekers and learners. Funding will sustain our talented staff by providing more employee development opportunities and help retain the people who embody the heart and soul of Christos. 

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