A Spiritual Philosophy

for Today’s World

Co-Creating The World

Embracing spiritual philosophy in a modern world.

Center for Spiritual Living is based on the truth that arises in every culture — in the form of science, philosophy, and religion. We view religion as a source of wisdom for revealing the truth about the seemingly unknown forces that shape our universe. We participate as co-creators with the Divine.

Our centers were founded by Dr. Ernest Holmes, a self-taught philosopher who rigorously studied the world’s spiritual paths for most of his life. In 1927, he wrote The Science of Mind, which synthesized the common truths he found in those spiritual paths. That book is the foundation of our teachings. We are committed to expanding the awareness that we are all One.

Discover The People Who Make it All Possible


Our Ministries allow you to use your gifts best--whether you're interested in becoming an Usher, joining the Praise Team, or starting off on your personal Spiritual Journey. Discover our Adult and Youth Ministries to find the best fit for you!


Our Volunteers reach out into the community and work to make the world a better place for us all. Check out our outreach programs and learn how you can get involved!


We can't operate without your generous donations. Find out how you can become a Sustainer today!

Rev. Sally Bartholomew,

Senior Minister CSLCS



Meet Our Spiritual Leader


Reverend Sally Bartholomew lives her passion for reading, spiritual growth, and study by actively engaging in hands-on learning opportunities, both in the classroom and from the pulpit. Her creative approach ensures that what she shares sparks curiosity, joy, and empowerment. She believes the greatest power of the Science of Mind teaching lies in its emphasis on empowering individuals to recognize their Wholeness and their Oneness with God.
In 2008, a chance encounter with Louise Hay’s books and the Science of Mind magazine led Rev Sally to discover the Centers for Spiritual Living. She immediately felt at home. This pivotal moment ignited her journey of avid learning, which evolved into deeper Practitioner studies and service at the Oakland Center for Spiritual Living.
Ever the devoted student, Rev. Sally dove into classes that deepened her understanding and commitment, eventually leading her to ministry. She graduated from the Holmes Institute School of Spiritual Leadership at the Santa Rosa, CA campus with a master’s degree in consciousness studies. Licensed as a minister of Centers for Spiritual Living in January 2020, Rev Sally was ordained in September 2023, continuing her mission to inspire and empower others through her teachings.

Meet Your Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council here at CSLCS is responsible for upholding and carrying out the mission and purpose and articulating the vision and goals to the congregants it serves. They create Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG) and three-to-five year goals–providing support and ensuring effective planning, ethical integrity, and financial security. Our Leaders make decisions for our community with selflessness, integrity, objectivity, honesty, and accountability–living out Science of Mind Principles.


Our CSLCS Practitioners


Practitioners at Center for Spiritual Living, Colorado Springs provide spiritual support through prayer, meditation, visioning, and spiritual counseling. They honor diversity through loving kindness and strive to know, reveal, and live the perfection of the Divine. Visit our Contact tab to connect with a practitioner today!

To become a CSL Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, a person must complete a rigorous multi-year required course of study, pass a comprehensive background check and written exam, and be approved by an oral panel consisting of ministers and practitioners. Their licenses are renewed every other year after approval of required continuing education credits and service hours within a CSL-Affiliated Community.

A Licensed Spiritual Practitioner is a person of high spiritual consciousness and deep understanding of the spiritual nature of life; a deep and personal relationship with the Divine is prominent. A Licensed Spiritual Practitioner is trained in the study of the Science of Mind, and in the art, science and skill of Spiritual Mind Treatment, also known as Affirmative Prayer. Licensed Spiritual Practitioners are dedicated to the cause of helping others and sacred service, licensed to practice professionally, and bound by a high code of ethics while providing a safe and confidential space for clients.


Visiting Us At CSLCS? Meet Our Office Staff


Center for Spiritual Living, Colorado Springs is open to the public on Sundays for service from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays every week from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Stop by and say hello to the office staff that keeps CSLCS running every week, sign up to volunteer at the front desk during business hours, or join our mailing list to see what we’re up to next!