Spiritual Formation is an intentional effort and practice that strives to develop a mature and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual formation leads to Christian devoutness.
“Spiritual formation in the tradition of Jesus Christ is the process of transformation of the inmost dimension of the human being, the heart, which is the same as the spirit or will. It is being formed (really, transformed) in such a way that its natural expression comes to be the deeds of Christ done in the power of Christ.” ~Dallas Willard
“The five facets of spiritual formation, then, are: reflective reading, active repentance, total stewardship, penetrating prayer, and community accountability. As we consider specific practices that aid in formation, it is essential to be prepared to surrender time. Spiritual formation cannot be found in a “Five Minutes to Improved Spirituality” product. Be prepared to change the pattern of your life to practice the purposes of God.” ~ John R. Throop