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 the 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.

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.

New Resource: Spiritual Practices Guide

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

Emmaus Formation Centre  – please contact Sandy Broadus for referrals. 
Tyndale Association of Spiritual Directors (TASD)

Emmaus offers a 15% discount for its spiritual formation programs and for those studying to become spiritual direction to CBOQ accredited leaders.

  • 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
  • Sandy Broadus, Emmaus Formation- advisor
  • Meghan Matthews, CBOQ Youth Ministries Administrative Assistant
  • Paul Lam, CBOQ Church Life and Leadership Associate