You might need more spiritual formation in your ministry diet. 

Spiritual formation is both the regular devotional and prayer time we spend with God and  intensive, retreat-style experiences. 

Signs that you may need more spiritual formation:

  • You very rarely take a day off of work. 
  • You exercise or get physical activity less than a few times a month. 
  • You do not have time to spend in daily prayer and scripture study for personal growth. 


It's time to spend some time on you.

Spiritual Formation can encompass many aspects of your ministry, from the amount of time you spend on your bodily health to the time that you spend on your soul. You may be exhausting yourself in servitude. It is okay to spend time on personal improvement.


Check out our programs for spiritual formation


Sabbatical/Study leave – Pastors can benefit greatly from intentional time away from the local church, to study, rest, and grow. Learn More


Wellness Program – There are a variety of components to the Wellness program, which offers incentives for being active! Learn More


Peer Groups – We encourage clergy to be involved in a group with other clergy for fellowship and learning. Learn More


Order of Elders/Order of Deacons/Fellowship of Local Pastors – Every year these groups gather for retreats, to learn and grow together.


Other Options

*These are not sponsored or endorsed by the Texas Annual Conference, but they are intended to be a list of other known offerings that are available:

Duke Divinity Convocation and Pastors School

Perkins School of Theology Convocation

Academy for Spiritual Formation by The Upper Room

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Education Beyond the Walls

Laity Lodge Retreats

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Symposium

Festival of Homiletics

New Room Conference

Why Christian Conference

Mo Ranch Retreat Center

Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection

Lewis Center for Church Leadership at Wesley Seminary

School of Congregational Development

Montreat Conference Center

Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center

Wespath Clergy Benefits Academy and revitup!

Clergy Renewal Week at Chautauqua Institution

Ruah Spirituality Center at Villa de Matel

See all of our clergy development programs and learn more about the balanced ministry diet.