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.


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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Enter into Lent

as a season of transformation

Lent is for everyone, but it has a special application for spiritual leaders, providing a needed opportunity to “fashion our own wilderness” (Henri Nouwen) and return to God with all our hearts.

Join Ruth Haley Barton and the Transforming Center community to receive guidance and inspiration for your Lenten journey.

This interactive event will include time for Q & A with Ruth.

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.

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