Spiritual formation, without regard to any specifically religious context or tradition, is the process by which the human spirit or will is given a definite ‘form’ or character. It is a process that happens to everyone. The most despicable as well as the most admirable of persons have had a spiritual formation.
— Dallas Willard

Strengthening our insights and capacity is only part of the work. Personal growth requires good soil and cultivation. The heart of the Boston Fellows program is the development of habits of the heart, classic spiritual disciplines and perspectives to help you grow long beyond the program year. It’s all off-the-job training. Just as athletes and soldiers and surgeons practice their skills until they become literally a “second nature,” so we entrench ourselves in practices designed to form our souls.

 

 

 

 

 

Elise Davis (Boston Fellows '16) on what the program has meant to her