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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 8-11, 2015

Leaders: CTS Faculty

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

 

Immersion Experience:  An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

February 25-28, 2016

Leaders: CTS Faculty

Location:  Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

 

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 

We are working on domestic pilgrimage opportunities as well as the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for 2016 & 2017.  Please check back for more details. 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).

 

Blessed at the Broken Places: Reclaiming Faith & Purpose with the Beatitudes

July 30-August 2, 2015

Leader:  Marshall Jenkins

Location:  Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and registration

(P)

 

Life is a Sacred Story: Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future with Sacred Journaling 

September 14-October 9, 2015 (Online Course)

Leaders: Carl McColman and Israel Galindo   

Details and registration

(P)

 

Landscapes of Renewal  

October 22-25, 2015

Leader: Bill Brown   

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and Registration

(B)

 

Ignatian Spirituality

November 9-13, 2015

Leader: Jim Dant

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

(HD/P)

 

Metaphors, Imagination, and the Art of the Psalms

January 28-31, 2016,

Leader: Ryan Bonfiglio

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

(B)

 

Sacred Survival:  Engaging African-American Spirituality

March 31-April 3, 2016

Leader: Khalia Williams

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration

(HD)

 

Wisdom of the Mystics

April 21-24, 2016

Leader: Carl McColman

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and Registration

(HD)

 

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 coming soon!

(B)

 

More information 

spirituality@ctsnet.edu

404-687-4557