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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 or Monday 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. 

A limited number of 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

February 25-28, 2016

Leaders: Brennan Breed, Beth Johnson, Carl McColman, Debra Weir

Location:  Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

 

Immersion Experience:  An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

August 4-7, 2016

Leaders:  CTS Faculty

Location:  Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration coming soon.

 

Practicum 

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

Cost: $420 tuition + incidental expenses related to project

Registration

 

Pilgrimage

Desert Spiritual Traditions of the Southwest Domestic Pilgrimage

November 1 – 13, 2016

Location: Ghost Ranch, NM

Offered in partnership with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, this pilgrimage will be open to a small number of CSF students who have completed all other requirements of the Certificate in Spiritual Formation.

Details and Application.

 

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is tentatively planned for 2017-18. More details to follow.

 

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).

Wisdom of the Mystics

April 21-24, 2016

Leader: Carl McColman

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and Registration

(HD)

 

Attuning Yourself to the Sacred Within: A Contemplative Retreat

May 2-6, 2016

Leaders:  Deedra Rich & Ben Campbell Johnson

Location:  Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman Alabama

Details and Registration

(HD)

 

Hospitality as Spiritual Practice:  The Welcoming Voice of the Book of Ruth

June 12-16, 2016

Leader:  Jim Dant

Location:  First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

Details and Registration

(B)

 

Readings in Spirituality: Confessions of Augustine (an Online class)

Aug 8-Sept 30, 2016

Leader: Deedra Rich

Details and registration coming soon.

(HD)

 

Henri Nouwen: Be Still! Be Loved! Be Grateful!

Sept. 22-25, 2016

Leader: Chris Glaser

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and registration coming soon.

(HD)

 

Meeting God in the Gospel of John  

Oct 20-23, 2016

Leader: Gail O’Day

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and registration coming soon.

(B)

 

Growing in Discernment:  Attuning our Spiritual Senses

November 7-11, 2016

Leader:  Marjorie Thompson

Location:  Columbia Theological Seminary

(P)

 

History of Western Christian Spirituality

January 26-29, 2017

Leader: Catherine Gonzales

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and registration coming soon.

(HD)

 

Liturgy of the Hours

April 20-23, 2017

Leader: Paul Lang

Location: Montreat Conference Center

(HD)

 

More information 

spirituality@ctsnet.edu

404-687-4557