Thomas Ashbrook

Thomas Ashbrook

Thomas Ashbrook

Tom Ashbrook has served as the co-founder and team leader for Church Resource Ministries' (CRM) international spiritual formation ministry, The Order of Imago Christi for the past 15 years. As a missionary with Imago Christi, Tom develops spiritual formation resources and coaches Christian leaders and churches to live and lead with a spiritual authority grounded in loving intimacy with Jesus. He provides spiritual direction and coaching for pastors, churches, and missionaries in various parts of the world and teaches in spiritual formation discovery seminars and other spiritual formation settings. Before Imago Christi, he served as a Lutheran pastor for 26 years. He lives with his wife Charlotte in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Tom has a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Management Systems from the University of Southern California, and an M.Div. from Luther Theological Seminary. He received his D.Min. in spiritual formation from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

Tom is author of Mansions of the Heart: Seven Stages of Spiritual Growth, and co-author of Mansions of the Heart Study Guide. In 2014, Tom published a novel, Presence: What if Jesus Were Really Here, and a companion study guide, Discovering Christ's Presence. His article, "The Right Disciplines at the Right Time: Understanding the Journey with Teresa of Avila," was published in Conversations Journal in 2014.

Tom's passion is to see the Church authentically live out the loving presence of Jesus and invites everyone to know Jesus as Savior. To this end, he desires to help Christian leaders grow in an intimate relationship of love with God that enables them to flourish as spiritually healthy leaders with the spiritual authority that emerges from their relationship with Jesus. Tom is zealous in his conviction that it is the love of God, His very essence, which transforms us into Christ-likeness and motivates and empowers our love for others.

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Mansions of the Heart