Institute for Spiritual Formation

Message from the Director

Greetings in the name of our Lord. I want to invite you to the journey of a lifetime.

It is along the path that we have already begun as disciples of Jesus Christ, and we wish to join with you to discover and explore together what it is "to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God" (Eph. 3:19). In that knowledge and love of God, we begin to no longer fear the truth of ourselves, our sin, falseness and pain. In knowing ourselves honestly and openly before God and His Word, we are able to come out of hiding and into the light to love our neighbor as ourselves and help them on the journey. We at Talbot School of Theology and the Institute for Spiritual Formation are committed to assisting students along the path toward a deeper knowledge of God and self, of love and humility, of His abundant resourcefulness and our great neediness. God be with you as you explore our programs in light of God's will for your life.


John Coe

Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639