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 9- February 6, 2023

With: Carl McColman, Deedra Rich and CTS Faculty

Location: Online



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

Cost: $350 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: Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia

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).


Prayer: Deepening Your Experience with God (online)

July 25-August 26, 2022

With: Deedra Rich

Location: Online



Praying with Teresa of Avila: Exploring The Interior Castle through Image and Metaphor

September 26- October 28, 2022

With: Elizabeth Ford Friend

Location: Online



Exploring Wisdom’s Wonder

October 13-16, 2022

With: Bill Brown

Location: Montreat Conference Center



Thomas Merton, Spiritual Guide: An Introduction to Merton through his Writings (online)

February 24- March 27, 2023

With: Carl McColman

Location: online



 Meister Eckhart as a Guide for the Perplexed in Our Times

April 3-16, 2023

With: Mark Currows

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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