The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom. All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
— 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Our Mission

Our mission and purpose is to walk alongside individuals and communities with the aim of growing in the fullness of Christ. Our hope is that we help you to curate your heart in order that you may experience God’s fullness and be transformed into the image of Christ.

We do that through offering spiritual direction to individuals and groups, teaching on spiritual formation, leading retreats, and providing resources that assist in discovering an ever-increasing awareness of God's love and presence. 

We named our ministry CURATE because we believe we become like what we behold, as 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 tells us. In a world of immense distraction and pressure, we need to curate our hearts, because our hearts are where the Spirit of God dwells.

To learn more about the story behind the name "CURATE," click here for our blog post all about this process!


What We Offer

Spiritual Direction

For anyone in feeling stuck in their spiritual life or simply longing for more of God, spiritual direction can be helpful. Eugene Peterson wrote that for those in ministry, spiritual direction is not only helpful—it’s indispensable.

We offer individual and group spiritual direction, and we’re available to meet with you in-person or virtually (Skype, Facetime, Zoom, Google Hangout, etc.). For more information on the ministry of spiritual direction, click below.

Networking and Connecting

We are passionate about connecting to others doing similar work, whether that’s fellow spiritual directors, spiritual formation pastors, missionaries, ministry leaders, and fellow sojourners in the contemplative way of following Jesus.

If that sounds like you, we have great news! We’ve launched a quarterly gathering for spiritual directors and those in the spiritual formation community in the Sacramento/Sierra Foothills area. We want to be an encouraging community that supports one another and the work the Holy Spirit is doing in our region! Check our Events page for information about these gatherings.

RETREATS

We offer local one-day themed retreats every few months, and we are also available to help with your church or ministry retreat. We’ve had the privilege of partnering with ministry organizations, missions sending agencies, and churches to provide space for rest, reflection, and prayer. For more information about our retreats, visit our Retreats page.

Resources

We provide accessible, free resources that help you to connect with God, including guides for lectio divina and praying the Examen, the Curated Life Blog, and more. We have some great projects in the works, so check back often!

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