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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



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

Cost: $420 tuition + incidental expenses related to project



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).


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



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



Spirituality Program 20th Anniversary Celebration

September 18-20, 2015  

Keynote Speaker:  Rodger Nishioka

More information to come!


Landscapes of Renewal  

October 22-25, 2015

Leader: Bill Brown   

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Details and Registration



Ignatian Spirituality

November 9-13, 2015

Leader: Jim Dant

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

Details and Registration



Metaphors, Imagination, and the Art of the Psalms

January 28-31, 2016,

Leader: Ryan Bonfiglio

Details and Registration



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