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

Leaders: Jim Dant, Carl McColman, Debra Weir

Location: Montreat Conference Center

Registration coming soon!



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

Leader: 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).


Creation and Connection: An Introduction to Celtic Christian Spirituality

February 4- March 5, 2019

Leader: Arthur M. Wright, Jr

Location: Online



Landscapes of Renewal

April 1-5, 2019

Leader: William P. Brown

Location: Ghost Ranch, NM



Discerning Forgiveness

May 12-15, 2019

Leader: Marjorie Thompson

Location: Montreat Conference Center



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

September 30-October 25, 2019

Leader: Carl McColman

Location: Online


Spiritual Direction: An Introduction

September 19-22, 2019

Leader: Deedra Rich

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



Spirituality, Spirits and the Holy Spirit

October 17-20, 2019

Leader: Dr. Martha Moore-Keish

Location: Montreat Conference Center



Save the Date!

March 9-13, 2020

Teaching Spiritual Formation in the Congregation

With Jane Vennard

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary


Keep an eye out for future classes.


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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