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Spiritual Formation Groups

What is it and why join a group?

Spiritual Formation

Have you thought about joining an online spiritual formation group? We highly encourage you to do so! 


Spiritual formation is the process of being conformed into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29). It is both an individual and communal process. Spiritual Formation groups are designed to create a sacred space through shared reflection on the action of God in the life experience of group members and to ultimately consider how a group member's experience with God might contribute to the flourishing of their local communities. We believe these groups are important because we are conformed into the image of Christ in a healthy community, not in isolation alone.

What should I expect?

  • A regular opportunity to notice your inner life, with a special focus on your relationship with God.
  • A growing understanding of what God is doing in your ordinary daily life and through you in the world.
  • A regular opportunity to give and receive the hospitality of listening.
  • A confidential, caring environment in which to experience personal and spiritual growth.

Spiritual formation groups are distinctly different from many other valuable kinds of small groups. 


 What should I not expect?

  • A Bible study group
  • A support group
  • Group therapy, counseling, or problem-solving

The groups meet six to eight times spread out over the semester and will be a time for the students to connect with others, share their faith journeys, and grow together.

Each group is capped at 10 people. 

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Mondays, noon ET

Janet Balajthy

Janet Balajthy has recently stepped down from her position with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship after over four decades of service. She held a variety of national leadership positions with InterVarsity including that of Interim Vice President and Director of Collegiate Ministries. She launched InterVarsity's National Women's Council dedicated to the development of emerging female leaders. She continues to serve in ministry as a mentor and offers spiritual direction.
She continues to adjunct teach at Northeastern Seminary and serves as a spiritual formation group leader.
Sign-ups for this group have closed.

Mondays, 6 pm ET

Debora Smith

Debora is a spiritual director trained through CenterQuest, an ecumenical organization focused on spiritual formation and direction. Her training is in the evocative, contemplative stream, heavily influenced by Henri Nouwen. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and adheres to their ethical standards. She endeavors to offer a hospitable space of love for all people, without judgment, a space where the discovery of the Divine and of the True Self can occur. 

Debora's first meeting will be on Monday, February 5 at 6 pm ET. Sign up below.

Sign-ups for this group have closed.

Wednesdays, noon ET — Disability focused

David Carr

David Carr is a New Testament scholar who teaches and researches in biblical studies and related fields. His interests are in selfhood, identity, moral agency, and disability in the New Testament and its ancient milieu. He earned a B.A. from Georgia College, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Candler School of Theology, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

This group is now full.

Thursdays, noon ET

Saundra Biltz

Dr. Biltz is an experienced spiritual director, adjunct seminary professor, and medical professional who is dedicated to helping individuals discover their true purpose and find inner peace. Through personalized guidance, meditation, and sound healing, we empower our clients to navigate their spiritual journeys with confidence and clarity. Saundra's group will have its first meeting on February 8.

This group is now full.

Thursdays, 7 pm ET

Jessica Coleman

Jessica Coleman serves as the Director of Diversity and Belonging at Roberts Wesleyan University. She holds a B.S. in Organizational Management from Roberts and a M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Spring Arbor University. She loves working with her students, developing their leadership skills, and seeing them discover their God-given purpose. Outside of work, she loves watching her six amazing children thrive in life and she enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years, “Pastor G”. In her spare time, she enjoys building Legos, being near the water, and visiting coffee shops with her hubby.

This group is now full.