CFDM-Nevada provides retreats, seminars, and courses toward the training and certification of adult Christian leaders in areas of Christian formation and spiritual direction. CFDM-Nevada provides ongoing equipping, supervision, community, evaluation, and resources for spiritual directors. And by creating and identifying excellent resources, CFDM-Nevada commits itself to the ongoing training and equipping of Christians in spiritual formation and direction.
Our strategic initiatives are:
To provide ongoing events in spiritual formation for groups and individuals such as monthly spiritual retreat days, quarterly renewal weekends, and other needed training events;
To create resources for use in spiritual formation and spiritual direction;
To provide, certification, evaluation, and ongoing supervision of spiritual directors, as well as to provide referral, quality control, and continuing partnership for spiritual directors;
Christian Formation and Direction Ministries [CFDM] has been the ongoing ministry of Friends of the Bridegroom Ministries [FOTBM], founded in 1988 by Catherine Gregg and incorporated in California in 1996 as a non-profit organization to support her personal teaching and speaking ministry of prayer, intercession, and spiritual formation. When Catherine’s husband, Douglas Gregg–a Presbyterian pastor, professor, and author–joined her in 2000, they changed the name to CFDM as an expression of their mutual ministries and shared vision for the training and equipping of spiritual directors in the Western United States.
Our central focus–from 2000-2017–has been to establish and develop relational networks of spiritual directors in regions in the western United States for purposes of continuing education and formation, referral, and partnership for spiritual directors. Toward this purpose, we have offered training programs in Christian formation and spiritual direction, ongoing supervision, and continuing support, encouragement, and enrichment for spiritual directors.
Beginning in 2018, a transition in leadership of CFDM will have been accomplished. Currently there are five strong regional networks, or affiliates, of CFDM—CFDM-Arizona, CFDM-Central California, CFDM-Southern California, CFDM-Nevada, and CFDM-Northwest—which have become entirely independent, with their own not-for-profit status and record keeping. So, the primary purpose of this CFDM website now is to refer you to the newly independent Affiliates of CFDM, which you can access from the Affiliate Link at the top of this page.