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

Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

April 19-22, 2020

With Jim Dant, Carl McColman, Debra Weir

Location: Montreat Conference Center




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

Cost: $420 tuition + incidental expenses related to project



Desert Spiritualities of the Southwest Pilgrimage

September 28-October 10, 2019

With Wayne Mell

Location: Ghost Ranch, NM


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).


Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram

August 12-14, 2019

With Sandra Smith

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



Spiritual Direction: An Introduction

September 19-22, 2019

With Deedra Rich

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



Your Sacred Story: The Spiritual Practice of Journaling (An Online Class)

September 30-October 25, 2019

With Carl McColman

Location: Online


Spirituality, Spirits and the Holy Spirit

October 17-20, 2019

With Dr. Martha Moore-Keish

Location: Montreat Conference Center



Teaching Spiritual Formation in the Congregation

March 9-13, 2020

With Jane Vennard

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



Readings in Spiritual Classics, an online course

February 24- March 27, 2020

With Sharol Hayner



Between Nothing and Everything: The Gospel of Love according to Julian of Norwich

April 16-19, 2020

With Mark Burrows

Montreat Conference Center



Beside Still Waters Contemplative Retreat

April 27-May 1, 2020

With: Chris Glaser and Debra Weir

Location: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL



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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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