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.
Throughout the year we offer a number of different opportunities for people to both learn and grow in the process of abiding/remaining in Jesus. There are opportunities to learn and practice new spiritual disciplines, grow in prayer, and take time in solitude and silence. These are not quick, self-help or step by step growth programs, but opportunities to meet with God and be open to his work in our lives.
Explore the information here, and please contact with any questions about spiritual formation and what we offer through Soul Care at CCTO.



The most foundational spiritual discipline is regular time spent in solitude, silence, and prayer.  At CCTO we’ve developed a series of year-long monthly devotional emphasis to help anchor your time with God.  Each year-long series has a different theme including two that encourage a monthly Sabbath day.  Click above for more information and to view all of the devotional series, and get started on a year of growth with God.


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. Past books include Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning, and The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen.