Not all journeys have a clearly marked beginning and end, but sometimes there are logical places to begin and logical places to finish. The Certificate in Spiritual Formation program has a few such milestones.
One milestone is the Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life, where many people begin their journey with us.
This is an introduction course in which participants explore multiple facets of Christian Spirituality such as Old and New Testament Spirituality, Monastic Spirituality, Spirituality of the Reformation and beyond. Its unique feature is the guided journaling, a process of reflecting on one’s life-with-God that forms the basis for writing a spiritual autobiography at the end of the course.
We generally offer two Immersion Experiences each year. This year the courses will be offered at the Columbia campus October 2-5, 2014 and at Montreat Conference Center March 8-11, 2015.
The final milestone is completion of the Certificate in Spiritual Formation, a three to five year journey. We celebrate with the following people the end of this journey and pray with them as their journeys continue:
Bob Herron, Greensboro, NC
John (Skip) Randolph, West Palm Beach, FL
Linda Ott, Princeton, NJ
John Sawyer, Bedford, NH
Rik Rouquie, Nashville, TN
Gloria Johnson, Raleigh, NC
Kathy Wood Dobbins, Franklin, TN
Robin Carlo, Holden, MA
Jeannie Dubose, Atlanta, GA
Ron Reams, Fayetteville, GA
Congratulations! May God continue to guide and bless your continuing journey!
- Read more about the Immersion Experience in How Are You and God? An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life