Christian Formation and Direction Ministries


EST 1988

Christian Formation & Direction Ministries [CFDM] is a non-profit, Christian ministry incorporated in California in 1996.  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 and ministries in the western United States.”  



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Upcoming Events

  • September Book Club
    Sep 19, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Zoom Event
    Discussion of "A Burning in My Bones," by Winn Collier, The Authorized Biography of Eugene H. Peterson. Please join us as we discuss this biography of the man who was the Translator of the Message.
  • QUIET DAY: "I’ve Been Framed!"
    Sep 20, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Zoom Event
    Learn to invite the Triune God into the “shame frames” that haunt your thoughts and inhabit your body.
  • Silent Retreat Weekend at St. Andrew's Abbey
    Oct 14, 5:00 PM – Oct 16, 10:00 AM
    Valyermo, 31001 N Valyermo Rd, Valyermo, CA 93563, USA
    Come into the beauty of autumn in the high desert, be welcomed by the gracious hospitality of the Benedictine monks, and step away from the noise of our city or your everyday life.
  • October Book Club
    Oct 17, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Zoom Event
    We postponed this discussion from May. Please join us as together we consider a play for the first time in our CFDM Book Group. This three act play from 1938 won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • QUIET DAY: "Halloween, SAINTS Evening"
    Oct 31, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
    Zoom Event
    Join Father Francis Benedict of Saint Andrew’s Abbey and the Rev. Dr. Care Crawford as we co-lead a Quiet Day and have conversations about SAINTS.
  • QUIET DAY: "Give Thanks At All Times...Even When It Is Hard!"
    Nov 15, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST
    Zoom Event
    Living a life of gratitude is part of the call of the Christ-follower. Psalms of thanksgiving and encouragement through the Gospel stories and the epistles, help us in building a foundation of gratitude beyond circumstances.

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