Center for Faith and Life

Connecting Faith and Life through Education, Exploration, and Conversation

The CFL seeks to provide educational and formational experiences aimed at connecting the challenges, opportunities, and callings of life with the resources of wisdom, beauty, and practice found in the Christian faith.
Our mission is to explore theological imagination, nurture vocation, and encourage engagement by offering gatherings and convening conversations at the intersection of church and world. 
Four distinct approaches will be employed to address our mission:
Annual Guy and Anita Sayles Speakers & Artists Series
Learning Gatherings for Education, Exploration, and Conversation
Spirituality Events
Asheville Center for Theological Study (ACTS)


Two Fall Courses on the Enneagram

Led by Laura Addis

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

An Enneagram Introduction*

September 22 – October 20
This is a foundational course and is the first step in working with the Enneagram. Each personality type is reviewed in detail, including an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the Types, and the likely interpersonal challenges that may be involved in an unhealthy expression of the Type. This workshop is intended for those who want to discover their Enneagram number or are still unsure about their Enneagram number.

Deeper Enneagram Work*

October 27 — November 24
As the Enneagram teaches, self observation is the path towards transformation. This workshop explores how each of the nine Enneagram numbers as an invitation into transformation. Attendees must have completed An Enneagram Introduction or be confident of their own Enneagram number before participating in this workshop.

* The cost of each workshop is $20. In addition to the course cost, participants for each course will need to purchase a $30 workbook and Vimeo video pass from LTM – click here. Participants will need to commit to watching a 45-60 minute video before class each week. The Zoom gathering will be for discussion. If you have any questions, contact Tommy Bratton. 

Evolving Faith Virtual Live Conference

October 2-3, 2020


“This is what God’s kingdom is like: a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table, not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry, because they said yes. And there’s always room for more. – Rachel Held Evans

Evolving Faith exists to cultivate love and hope in the wilderness, pointing fellow wanderers and misfits to God as we embody resurrection for the sake of the world. This conference brings together some of the most insightful voices in progressive Christianity today, including Kate Bowler, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jen Hatmaker, Amenda Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mihee Kim-Kort, Propaganda, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Jeff Chu, and Sarah Bessey, and so many others.

 Register on the Evolving Faith website.
The cost for tickets is $99/each

 The Center for Faith and Life will host opportunities for online conversation following the virtual conference. Check back for dates and times.

Past CFL Speakers & Artists

(Clockwise from bottom left) Melvin Bray, Tim Moore, Ray Barfield, Rachel Held Evans, Jan Karon, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Center for Faith and Life – Video Archives