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

For over 15 years, the Transforming Center has provided retreats, relationships, and resources for those who long to keep seeking God in the crucible of leadership.


We invite pastors, leaders and influencers to experience sacred rhythms in community. From 2-day retreats to 2-year journeys, each is an immersive training experience on spiritual formation themes and practices with companions from diverse backgrounds and theological traditions.


Transforming Resources® — bestselling books, podcasts, blogs, video courses, curriculum and more are designed to provide ongoing guidance and support for your spiritual journey, equipping and empowering you to lead others.

On the Journey Together

In this time of fragility in the Church, will you stay on the journey with us as we continue to create space for God to strengthen the souls of pastors and leaders?

New online home for Transforming Resources®

Tools to guide leaders and their communities in experiencing spiritual transformation
Our new online store is now open along with all our Transforming Resources along with a growing library of recommended resources.
Transforming Resources books

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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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