The Emmaus Formation Centre provides a supportive community along with learning opportunities for those who desire personal spiritual growth and want to understand spiritual formation. We guide Christians in their journey to experience the transformative power of the gospel at the deepest level, by providing spiritual companionship, spiritual formation groups, retreats, and training for spiritual formation and spiritual direction.
Our 3-year, 9-course program will train students in the art and skill of spiritual direction through an experiential process of teaching and practicing spiritual direction. Students will learn the history and biblical / theological foundation of spiritual direction, and also pertinent skills necessary to the practice.
Men and women all over the world know what it’s like to need a retreat—when your body and soul need nurturing and solace in a peaceful environment. We offer group retreats, pastor’s retreats and individual retreats.
The goal of our small group facilitators is to develop spiritual formation small groups and mentor leaders within churches. Small group facilitation programs can be suited to the needs of your church, usually over six or eight weeks.
As pilgrims on life’s journey, at times, we need the help of a spiritual companion to help us ‘blow the dust from our eyes,’ so that we can, once again, discover the presence and activity of God in our lives. Pilgrims seek out a spiritual director when they are searching for a deeper, more intimate relationship with God, when they are in transition, seeking discernment, when they are grieving, when they need a spiritually mature individual, trained and experienced in the spiritual disciplines, familiar with the ways of God—even in the mundaneness of life—who is attuned to the nudge of God.
Can’t get away for a retreat? Retreat while continuing your every day life. Men and women can take a “day away” with the guidance of a spiritual director to learn new prayer forms, spiritual disciplines, process formational experiences, explore the hard questions of life and discover God’s presence, even during a time of struggle. Directors develop guided days specifically oriented to the space and needs of the individual. Individual Retreats are available in 1-week, 3-week and 5-week formats.
A Community for Learning and Mutual Support for those in Spiritual Direction Ministry