At CBOQ, our goal is to develop a culture of spiritual formation for pastors, church leaders, and the local church.  The Apostle Paul desired that Christ would be formed in the Galatian church. He longed that they would become more like Christ (Gal. 4:19). 
Spiritual formation is the process of being transformed by the Holy Spirit to become like Christ.  We experience Christ through community and spiritual practices. The goal of spiritual formation is to become more aware of the presence of God in our daily lives.

Ways We Grow Together

Soul Day

Several times a year CBOQ offers a guided personal retreat experience providing a blend of online worship and community and off-line personal spiritual practices for pastors, ministry leaders and their spouses.

Learning Opportunities

Learning opportunities offer conversation, story-telling, and mutual learning

  • Discipleship Culture Cohort
  • Discipleship Culture Series

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is an opportunity for you to make space for God and His voice in your life, individually and groups.

Emotionally Healthy Women

We invite CBOQ women who are serving in ministry (pastors, leaders, pastor’s spouse, etc.) to participate in this 8 biweekly journey that will connect you deeply with God and lead you into personal reflection. This will move beyond knowledge to internalization and integration into how you live.

Formation for NextGen

CBOQ Youth and CBOQ Kids offer a full range of formation ideas and resources specifically for the Next Generation and their families.

Soul Sisters

Designed by CBWOQ, sessions are designed to help you share your spiritual life with others through a series of gentle questions that spark conversation and connection. These are easily adaptable for any small group setting.


The CBOQ Formation team is available to provide coaching and support for those who are looking to develop a culture of spiritual formation in the church.

Training Opportunities

Emmaus School of Spiritual Formation

This course of study has been developed for those seeking a deeper and broader understanding and experience of Jesus Christ, with an opportunity for training in spiritual direction. Find out more

Tyndale Spiritual Formation Certificate

You are invited to participate this coming year to nurture a deeper understanding of the Body of Christ, as a united body made up of different members, created in the image of God. You will explore various spiritual practices by engaging with our sanctified imagination, the arts, contemplating biblical narratives and parables and how they intersect with our own personal spiritual journey. Find out more

Spiritual Practices Guide

A guide for a personal retreat or to lead a small group or your leadership team.

  • Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster. Classic Introduction to the Disciplines.
  • The Spirit of the Disciplines. Dallas Willard. The ‘Why’ of the Spiritual Disciplines.
  • Sabbath: Rest, Renewal, and Delight in our Busy Lives, Wayne Muller.
    An excellent resource for Sabbath and Sabbath practices, beautifully written.
  • Good and Beautiful Series (God, Life, and Community), James Bryan Smith.
    Modern, easy to use series for spiritual formation in small groups, includes spiritual practices.
  • Jim Bagley, CBOQ Pastor
  • Lisa Brewitt CBOQ Pastor
  • Paul Lam, CBOQ Church Life and Leadership Associate
  • Sandy Broadus, Emmaus Formation, advisor