Soul Care

Spiritual Formation is an important part of our community at CCTO.
But what is Spiritual Formation?

The best definition we’ve found is from M. Robert Mulholland Jr. in his book Invitation to a Journey.  Mulholland defines it as “the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” God desires to take us on a journey with him, working and growing in our hearts in a way that affects our lives, and then the lives of others through us. Ephesians 4:23-34 gives a picture of this transformational work of God, and John 15:1-17 gives a model of this process, centered on abiding/remaining in Jesus. 

Explore the information here, and please contact with any questions about spiritual formation and what we offer through Soul Care at CCTO. 

Soul CAre BOOK CLUBS and Discussion

Soul Care book club is an opportunity to stretch your knowledge and faith by reading the works of challenging and exciting authors both modern and classic in the Christian experience. The book club takes place 2-3 times a year and involves reading the book on your own in a one month timeframe and then gathering for a one-time discussion with all who’ve read. The unique aspect of the book club is that along with reading both critically and for enjoyment, you will be challenged to read “formationally.” This style encourages each person to listen for what God may be revealing, teaching, challenging, and encouraging in them through the chosen work.

"Abide and Go"

Would you like a time and place where you can gather with others and put prayer and other spiritual disciplines into practice?

This is not your traditional prayer night where requests are made and those who gather sit in a circle and take turns speaking to God.  At “Abide and Go” we will explore all different types of prayer and put them into practice together.  From ancient practices to newer expressions, we will explore and experience together the gift of meeting with our God who invites us into his presence. In John 15 Jesus invites us to “remain” or “abide” in him as the branch does in the vine.  When we abide in Jesus, we are then sent out to be servants in God’s Kingdom.  This is what we will model together at “Abide and Go.”

Join each and every 2nd Monday at 6:30-7:30 pm. Contact with any questions.

DEVOTION SERIES - "A Year With Jesus"

"A Year with Jesus" was a weekly devotional series that consisted of 52 devotions from the life of Jesus in the Gospels and ran throughout 2021. They are designed for you to pause and meet with Jesus through one of the stories from his life and enter into a time of silence, solitude, and prayer. If you are looking for a devotional series to help guide your time with God, or if you'd like to grow in your faith through this unique approach to looking at Scripture, we encourage you to use this series. Contact with any questions.