Institute for Spiritual Formation


The Institute for Spiritual Formation is a Christian, evangelical, academic community within Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. We offer master's programs in Spiritual Formation & Soul Care and are dedicated to deepening the life of prayer and openness of the heart to God.

I am the vine, you are the branches; He who abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

– John 15:5


  • Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care

    SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER FOR ALUMNI! ISF Alumni who are first-time subscribers are eligible for a first-time rate of $20 a year ($10 an issue). At the subscription website choose the student rate button and just enter ISF ALUM and year of graduation.
  • Spiritual Formation Lecture Series

    This five-part lecture series featuring Dr. John Coe provides listeners with an in-depth integrative theology of Christian spiritual formation and soul care.

  • Spiritual Direction Testimonies

    Since we began offering spiritual direction, hundreds upon hundreds of people have experienced either individual or group spiritual direction through the ministry of the Center for Spiritual Renewal.


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