“Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul.”
Thomas Merton

Accompanying these turbulent and uncertain times in our world is an increasing spiritual interest and awareness in the hearts of women and men. Now more than ever spiritual midwives are needed to serve as companions to those who are ready to embark on the inner journey. CFDM Central California is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our first two year training in spiritual direction beginning February 2018.

Do you enjoy listening and walking with others as they explore deeper questions and their relationship with God? Have you experienced the gift of spiritual direction in your life and thought about what it would be like to become a spiritual director? Are you feeling a nudge to deepen your relationship with God and to see others growing deeper in theirs? Perhaps it’s time for you to prayerfully consider receiving training to become a Spiritual Director.

CFDM Central California’s inaugural program will include:

  • On-site training at a church in Fresno, CA, with 6 three-day meetings over the course of 2 years
  • Valuable spiritual formation training as well as training in the classical model of spiritual direction
  • Monthly retreat days and personal spiritual direction
  • Supervision for individual spiritual direction
  • Group spiritual direction and relation to a network of spiritual directors for peer supervision and support
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction upon completion of the program

We are eager to partner with those who feel ready to embark on their own deeper journey and become a spiritual director. Cost for the 2 year program is $3,950 (does not include travel and lodging if needed.) To learn more and to download an information sheet and program application, CLICK HERE. If you would like a consultation to explore your readiness for this program please contact Todd Minturn by replying to this email.

As more and more people awaken to a deeper journey with God in these turbulent times CFDM Central California is thrilled to serve those who sense a call to meet this need as Spiritual Directors.

With Love and Grace,


To keep up to date with CFDM Central California head to our website, www.cfdmcentralcalifornia.org!

Todd Minturn
Central California Regional Director
Christian Formation & Direction Ministries
5819 E Erin Ave, Fresno, CA 93727
tminturn.cfdm@nullgmail.com | 559.593.1523
carrieminturn@nullsbcglobal.net | 559.593.1682