Because we know real growth takes place slowly over time with others, this twelve-month formational program is structured as a series of five quarterly 2-day retreats. With each seasonal retreat, our intent is to create an environment of prayer, learning, and formation devoted to intentionally living our faith as a way of life — no matter our setting!


  • Refreshments and meals on Monday and Tuesday

  • Five teaching sessions at each retreat

  • Group Spiritual Direction with six or fewer members who remain together through the one-year experience

  • Fixed-hour prayer worship experiences in community: morning and night, with liturgies and resources to use in own setting

  • Retreat materials (excluding books)

  • A 90-Day Practice Journal

  • Note-taking Journal with appropriate quotes to be used at each of the five retreats

  • Monthly Practices to integrate learning

  • Prayerful, written feedback on reflection paper assignments

  • Quarterly assignments that provide reading assignments, written reflections and guidance for practicing spiritual disciplines personally and in community

  • Additional spiritual formation book/web resource list. Not required, but very helpful.

  • Guidance for meeting with a spiritual friend/spiritual director in between retreats

  • Final project that guides student in the process of articulating a personal Rule of Life

  • Certificate of Completion for those meeting requirements of completion

  • OPTIONAL: CEU certificate is available upon completion of all requirements



Admissions are open for Cohort 10 (2019-2020). Please click below to submit your application.


May 6-7, 2019
July 29-30, 2019
October 28-29, 2019
January 27-28, 2020
April 6-7, 2020

The 2018 Fall Refresher for School of the Spirit alumni is full. Hope to see you next year!