We create space for God to strengthen the souls of leaders and transform communities.

For 20 years, the Transforming Center has provided retreats, relationships, and resources for those who long to keep seeking God in the crucible of leadership.

Your financial partnership powers our ministry.

We invite leaders in and outside the Church to experience what happens when they practice ancient, sacred rhythms in the context of a safe and loving community. From 2-day retreats to 2-year journeys, we offer immersive training experiences on spiritual formation themes and practices with companions from diverse backgrounds and theological traditions.


Transforming Resources® — We create books, podcasts, articles, and teachings designed to guide and support your spiritual journey, equipping and empowering you to lead others.

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Join us for our new Online Oasis

Combining education and practice, Ruth Haley Barton and the Transforming Center team are offering live online learning events about topics that are important for the spiritual health of leaders. A trained spiritual director, retreat leader and author Ruth and the team will create an oasis in the midst of your busy days, designed to nourish and replenish the soul of your leadership.

Join us for the first Online Oasis on June 4.

12:00-1:30 CST

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The Podcast

The best thing you bring to leadership is your own transforming self.

The Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership podcast is a lively conversation about transforming leadership. Ruth Haley Barton helps us discover how to forge and maintain a life-giving connection with God in the crucible of ministry.

Check in with the soul of your leadership

Written by Ruth Haley Barton, author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, this series will help you get in touch with the soul of your leadership.

Crafted for spiritual leaders, each reflection in this series includes guidance to help you listen to what your soul wants to say to God and what God wants to say to your soul.

Earn credit towards a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction

Earm academic credit in concert with your Transforming Community® experience. We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Richmont Graduate University, located in Atlanta, Chattanooga, and online.

Richmont Graduate University
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