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Columbia Offers Spiritual Formation “Immersion Experience” January 24-27


Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning will offer the introductory course for its Certificate in Spiritual Formation program the weekend of January 24-27 on the seminary campus. In this “immersion experience,” participants will study the origins of the Christian spiritual tradition, including the formative elements of Old and New Testament, monastic, and Reformed spirituality. The course also provides opportunities for personal reflection through guided meditative journaling and exploration of one’s own unique journey with the living God, as well as through community and the practical application of acquired knowledge. Leading the course is John Kloepfer, a pastor and former professor at Duquesne University’s Institute of Formative Spirituality. Tuition is $300 and the cost does not include meals or lodging. Although this course is the starting place for the Certificate in Spiritual Formation program, it is open to occasional students. For more information about the program, please go to You may register online for this course and for housing, or call the registrar, Pat Roper, at 404-687-4587. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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