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We imagine a world in which people’s lives flourish as they increasingly become like Jesus. 


Renovaré USA is a Christian nonprofit that models, resources, and advocates fullness of life with God experienced, by grace, through the spiritual practices of Jesus and of the historical Church. 

Christian in commitment, ecumenical in breadth, and international in scope, Renovaré helps people in becoming like Jesus. 

What We Do

Renovaré publishes print and online resources, including books, articles, messages and podcasts. Retreats, spiritual formation groups, and educational initiatives like the two-year Renovaré Institute provide community and experience where that knowledge can move from head to heart.


In utter dependence upon Jesus Christ as my ever-living Savior, Teacher, Lord, and Friend, I will seek continual renewal through spiritual exercises, spiritual gifts, and acts of service. 

Founder Richard J. Foster

Richard J. Foster is founder, past president and current team member of Renovaré. He studied at George Fox College and received a Doctor of Pastoral Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Over the years Foster has served as a pastor, taught at universities and seminaries, and spoken worldwide on spiritual formation. Author of over 60 articles and six books, including Celebration of Discipline, hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Richard continues to write on the spiritual life. He and his wife, Carolynn, have two grown children, Joel and Nathan, eight grandchildren, and live near Denver, Colorado.

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