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45 South West Street, Carlisle PA 17013

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A retreat center for persons on a spiritual journey:    


After one experiences salvation, what then?  The journey to wholeness and Christian perfection is lifelong.   Since 1994, the Center For Spiritual Formation has been a resource for persons who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and a deeper commitment to His body, the Church.  Throughout the year, we hold approximately forty retreats & seminars and local church consultations.


















A school for spiritual directors:  


Persons from throughout the Northeast United States have begun to seek us out to equip them for the ministry of listening and spiritual guidance.  This vital art is essential for clergy and laity who would assist others in their struggle for wholeness.   Our course, The Ministry of Spiritual Direction, consists of twenty-two weekends over a period of two years.   [Friday evenings & Saturdays].  Classes will be held at the Center at Orchard Hill, Rt. 17 & Orchard Way, Millerstown, PA.


The Followers of the Common Life in Christ:


This is a Center-related community that lives according to The Rule For The Common Life.  Are you called to this community and this rule?


Spiritual Renewal Leaves for Clergy:


God has created us with a need for Sabbath.  God has modeled the Sabbath for us.  God has called us to Sabbath. Clergy have the responsibility and privilege of embodying the Gospel, and are called to live-out the faith by precept and example.  Without accepting the spiritual refreshment that Sabbath provides, the faith becomes passionless and the witness ineffective.


We offer:   [1.] Individual and group consultations for the planning of spiritual renewal leaves; and resources and settings which include [a.] academic study; [b.] artistic expression; [c.] and work as prayer.


You may register for events by any of the following methods:


Rainbow at Center

Phone: 717-240-0678        Fax: 717-243-2356


Mail: 45 S. West St., Carlisle PA  17013