Spiritual formation is not limited to The United Methodist Church! Some of the websites below are designed and maintained by United Methodists, but many are connected to other traditions (or to no particular religious tradition). You are invited to visit these sites with an open mind. They are simply tools, and how you use them depends to a large extent on your own spiritual journey up to this point. If your deep desire is to grow deeper in your relationship with God, some of these tools may prove helpful.
- Alive Now: Audio Lectio (from Upper Room)
- Abbey of the Arts: Transformative Living through Contemplative and Expressive Arts
- Art Divina
- A Quiet Pentecost (a blog by Dwight Judy, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)
- Head Heart Hand (from The Wesleyan Church)
- Ignatian Spirituality (from the Jesuits)
For further information about spiritual formation and/or spiritual direction, the following sites may prove helpful:
- Hearts on Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders
- Spiritual Directors International (includes a "Seek and Find Guide" to find a spiritual director)
The Illinois Great Rivers Conference does not endorse any of these websites. They are listed as a convenience for personal enrichment. If you would like to recommend a website that has been helpful for your spiritual growth, please contact Rev. Beth Fender.