Fuller Formation Groups
Grow disciples and shape your community.
See how partnering with Fuller Theological Seminary can help you deliver the spiritual formation experience your church is waiting for.
The Partnership You Need
As former pastors, we know you are stretched thin! We want to partner with you in spiritual formation and free you to be the leader you were called to be. Formation Groups are more than just another off-the-shelf curriculum. This is on-the-ground partnership between Fuller Theological Seminary and your church, with us bringing our best and you bringing yours.
The Spiritual Formation Your Church Will Love
While books and classrooms can play a part in our spiritual formation, what we long for is nourishing practices that meaningfully connect us with God and one another. Participants love how the program engages them deeply with an accessible format that takes as little as 45-minutes a week.
This experience has shaped the way I do discipleship and spiritual formation at my church.
My relationship with God had flat-lined over the past five years. This cohort has awakened my capacity to trust God and grow in my relationship to him.
Learning these spiritual practices has grounded my faith in a way that I lacked before. My only regret is that this was not part of my life much sooner.
This cohort has saved my ministry and my marriage. Without it, we would certainly not have made it.
Shape Your Whole Community
Fuller Formation Groups invite a portion of your community to take a year to focus on formation. Cohorts of up to 25 people experience 40+ weeks and 4 retreats together. Over time, this establishes a church-wide culture of healthy relationships, clarity of purpose, and renewed patterns of spiritual formation.
Personally Supported at Every Step
At every step, you’ll be personally supported by our team at Fuller. That makes it easy to get started and even easier to grow. We'll free you up to focus on relationships, mentoring, and prayer. We'll deliver the content, technology, and support. Give your whole community a relationship-centered formation pathway you can lead with just a few hours a week.
"Nothing makes us happier than when a participant says, 'I feel so thankful to be so connected to my community and to have had the opportunity for my pastor to invest so richly in my life.'"
Brian Wallace, Executive Director of the Fuller Center For Spiritual Formation