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Certificate in Spiritual Formation Courses

Everyone is welcome to participate in the spirituality classes and retreats below. You do not need to be enrolled in the Certificate in Spiritual Formation to register.  

Weeklong courses begin on Sunday evening and end on Friday at noon. Weekend courses begin on Thursday evening and end on Sunday afternoon. Unless indicated otherwise, all courses are held on the campus of Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur, GA. Fees are listed with each course. 

Scholarships are available through the generosity of donors who support the Center of Lifelong Learning in its commitment to offer opportunities for spiritual formation and growth. Request scholarship assistance.

 

Required Courses 

Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

October 2-5, 2014

     Leader: CTS Faculty

     Location: Columbia Theological Seminary 

 

Practicum 

Independent study; start and completion dates determined by student and practicum supervisor 

Cost: $420 tuition + incidental expenses related to project

Registration

 

Pilgrimage to Holy Land 

You may participate in a pilgrimage offered by Columbia or our partner institution, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

 

Elective Courses

While you may take electives of your choosing, you are strongly encouraged to take a well balanced offering of electives including a class from each area: Biblical (B), Historical/Doctrine (HD), and Practical (P).

 

Women's Contemplative Retreat

May 5-9, 2014 

Leader: Lalor Cadley and Deedra Rich

Location: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL

Details and Registration

(P)

 

Men's Contemplative Retreat

May 5-9, 2014 

Leader: Carl McColman

Location: St. Bernard's Monastery, Cul.man, AL

Details and Registration

(P)

 

Evelyn Underhill: Foremother of Contempoary Spirituality

August 21-24, 2014

Leader: Dana Greene

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

(H/D)

 

Exodus: Freedom and Formation

September 18-21, 2014 

Leader: Christine Yoder

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

(B)

 

Introduction to Spiritual Direction

September 28 - October 1, 2014

Leader: Deedra Rich and Debra Weir

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and Registration

 

Food and Garden Spirituality in the New Testament

October 23-26, 2014

Leader: Gail O'Day

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and Registration

(B)

 

The Still Small Voice is the Sound of Sheer Silence: Contemplative Prayer for Beginners

November 10-14, 2014

Leader: Carl McColman

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

(P)

 

More information 

spirituality@ctsnet.edu

404-687-4557