PAX Overview

PAX Overview

The vision of PAX is to integrate spiritual formation into the life of worshipping communities. PAX offers a variety of programs that seek to root you deeply in Christ while nurturing a vibrant and healthy spirituality in the life of our churches. PAX is committed to a way of life that is centered in Christ becoming like Him in love and service for the sake of others, and to the glory of God.


The vision of PAX is divided into three major offerings:

PAX Rhythm

Christian spiritual practices designed to help you create intentional rhythms of spending time with God. These offerings include spiritual direction, day retreats, forms of Christian prayer and more. All are welcome to take part in these offerings.

PAX Rhythm provides models for what churches might consider for their own spiritual formation ministries as we seek to cultivate maturity as followers of Christ.

PAX Institute

The PAX Institute is home to the PAX training and specialty programs. Participants will be equipped to facilitate spiritual formation ministries in their own churches. These programs are designed around experiential learning and nurture participants in their own lives of faith and intimacy with God.

PAX Partners

PAX Partners is a grant funded program seeking to integrate spiritual formation into the local church. Your church can take advantage of one or all of these programs!

  • ISD Program: The Itinerant Spiritual Directors Program (ISD) places trained spiritual directors on staff in churches for one to two days per month.
  • PAX Institute: The Institute is home for the programs designed to equip participants to facilitate spiritual formation ministries in their churches. These programs are training church leadership teams.
  • Coaching: Individual church coaching around integrating spiritual formation based on the vision and culture of your church.

All of the PAX programs are offered in the context of a spiritual community. We need the companionship of each other in order to more fully understand and experience God’s love for us. Spiritual formation happens in community and points toward the grace of resorted relationships with God, ourselves, one another, and creation.