Formation Cohorts

Prepare to take your place in God's Mission.

Formation Cohorts prepare men and women in our congregation to take their place in God’s mission in the world. You are invited to participate in this work by joining a Formation Cohort.

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What is a Formation Cohort?

A Formation Cohort is a year-long commitment to establishing rhythms of spiritual and missional practices within the context of biblical community. Each cohort consists of 15-20 individuals who commit to quarterly retreats, monthly video calls with a small group, and short weekly spiritual practices. Together, cohort participants – often working in smaller groups of 5 to 6 people – work to discern and strengthen each other’s unique purpose in the kingdom of God.

What to Expect

The structure of a Formation Cohort is designed for growth and renewal, not to tax already burdened schedules. This year-long experience was created from the conviction that transformation occurs through spiritual practice and community. Within Formation Cohort small groups, trained mentors will lead you through rich spiritual practices that you will then learn to adapt to your own life rhythm.

Testimonials

“If someone told me to spend a year growing spiritually, I don’t know that I would’ve anticipated it being a fun project. But the past several months have been wonderful. I’ve benefited from closer Christian community; I’ve developed more of a longing to know Christ and feel much more comfortable in my prayer life, too. To go through a purposeful process for growing spiritually has been absolutely wonderful. It is a wonderful chance to meet people, deepen relationships and learn to better serve Christ in your daily life.”

Megan Poore

“Participating in the cohort has been a lot of fun and a great learning experience. I’ve learned a variety of spiritual practices that I can now use to enhance my daily walk with Christ. I’ve also been exposed to some different techniques in approaching Bible study that I’ve found to be very helpful. Most of all, I’m enjoying being on the journey with a group of amazing people that make this cohort experience come alive with joy and love.
I wholeheartedly endorse the program for everyone.”

Chuck Volk

Frequently Asked Questions

Participating in a Formation Cohort is a big decision. Covenant members thinking about joining a cohort have several questions. We’ve created a list of those most frequently asked.

Retreat 1: Cohorts A & B together
Date: Thursday – Saturday, January 26-28, 2023
Location: The Retreat at Balcones Springs | Marble Falls, TX

Retreat 2:
Dates:                  
Friday – Sunday, April 14-16, 2023 (Cohort A)
Friday – Sunday, April 21-23, 2023 (Cohort B)
Location: Mo-Ranch Presbyterian Assembly | Hunt, TX

Retreat 3:
Dates:
Friday – Saturday, September 8-9, 2023 (Cohort A)
Friday – Saturday, September 15-16, 2023 (Cohort B)
Location:  In town / Covenant

Retreat 4:
Dates:                  
Friday, November 10, 2023 (Cohort A)
Friday, November 17, 2023 (Cohort B)
Location: In town / Covenant

No. You will meet with the same cohort of people every time.

The cost is $250 to offset retreat costs and other materials.

No. We need to ensure that we have three cohorts of 15-20 people each. Your preferences will be noted and we will try to accommodate them. However, we may not able to grant every request.

In between retreats, cohort participants have monthly video calls with their small group, and short weekly spiritual practices.

No. Retreats are adult only (21 and up). Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate children.