Commitment # 1

Authentic transformation happens over time.

The Institute is carefully structured to provide participants with adequate time and space to engage in the thoughtfully crafted curriculum. This will be done during six 4-day retreats over two years.


Spiritual transformation happens in community and not in isolation.

Each cohort will be carefully selected and will journey together through the two-year experience. These Cohorts will be held to no more than 30 students allowing for intimacy and community.


Excellence in teaching and resources offered.

A seasoned faculty of experienced leaders and authors in the fields of soul care and leadership have been assembled.


Commitment to being both informational and formational.

The Institute is committed to helping students learn through engagement in a carefully crafted curriculum that is balanced with plenty of time and space for experiential learning opportunities.


Commitment to the authority of the Scriptures and the centrality of the person of Jesus Christ. 

As Robert Mulholland so aptly describes in his definition of spiritual formation, “It is a process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.”

My soul needed to be in a healthy place to be able to take on a new role as Lead Pastor. I need these retreats to unplug, reboot and listen more closely to the Shepherd’s voice.
— Kevin Whitmore, Lead Pastor, NE