Certificate in Spiritual Formation Courses

These spiritual formation courses fulfill the requirements to complete the Certificate in Spiritual Formation and are also open to anyone who is interested taking classes as an occasional participant.  You do not need to be enrolled in the Certificate in Spiritual Formation program to register.


Required Courses

Seeking God: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life (online)

January 10- February 7, 2022

With: Carl McColman, Deedra Rich and Debra Weir

Location: Online



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

Cost: $420 tuition + incidental expenses related to project



Pilgrimage to the Holy Land


Be Still and Know Contemplative Retreat

May 2-6, 2022

With: Carl McColman and Debra Weir

Location: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL

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).

“Deep calls to Deep”: The Psalms in Transformative Dialogue (An Online Retreat)

April  5-17, 2021

With: Bill Brown

Location: Online



Wisdom and Wit of the Desert Mothers and Fathers (online)

September 27- October 22, 2021

With: Carl McColman

Location: Online



Ensouling Our Lives: The Gospel of Love According to Julian of Norwich

October 14-17, 2021

With: Mark Burrows

Location: Montreat Conference Center



The Enneagram and Accompaniment (online)

October 18-21, 2021

With: Sandra C. Smith

Location: Online

Special Offering


The Life of Christ in Art and Poetry (online)

March 7- April 8, 2022

With: Debra Weir

Location: Online



Creation through a New Lens

April 7-10, 2022

With: Jim Dant

Location: Montreat Conference Center


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A limited number of scholarships are available through the generosity of donors who support the Center of Lifelong Learning in its commitment to offer spiritual formation courses and other opportunities for growth. Request scholarship assistance.

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