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

February 14-17, 2019

Leaders: Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio, Rev. Dr. Deedra Rich, Debra Weir

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



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).


Living Prayer: The Spirituality of Everyday Liturgy (An Online Class)

September 10- October 6, 2018

Leader; Carl McColman



A Dwelling Place for God: Renewing an Earthly Spirituality

October 18-21, 2018

Leader: Stan Saunders

Location: Montreat Conference Center



Living a Spirituality of Hope: Embracing Its Challenges and Practices

Registration is closed for this event.

November 8-11, 2018

Leader: Luther E. Smith

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



Enneagram: Personality and Spirituality

January 24-26, 2019

Leader: Sandra C. Smith

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



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



Save the Date!

Spiritual Direction: An Introduction

September 19-22, 2019

Leader: Deedra Rich

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary



Life is a Sacred Story: Honoring the past, embracing the future with sacred journaling

September 30-October 25, 2019

Leader: Carl McColman

Location: Online



Spirituality, Spirits and the Spirit

October 17-20, 2019

Leader: Dr. Martha Moore-Keish

Location: Montreat Conference Center



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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