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

October 8-11, 2020

Location: Columbia Theological Seminary

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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



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).

The Humility of Christ: Power and Love in the Dance of Divine Paradox (A virtual at-home retreat)

July 16-19,2020

With: Marjorie Thompson



Call to the Center (an online class)

August 3- September 4, 2020

With: Deedra Rich



An Open and Receptive Place: Henry Nouwen’s Spirituality (A virtual at-home retreat)

August 31- September 20, 2020

With: Chris Glaser



Soul Tending: An Exploration of Spiritual Practices for Nourishment and Growth (Online)

October 12-November 6, 2020

With: Liz Forney

Location: Online



Wisdom of the Mystics

January 4-29, 2021

With: Carl McColman

Location: Online



Contemplation and Compassion: Engaging Two Aspects of Spiritual Life (An Online Course)

February 1, 2021- March 1, 2021

With: Art Wright



Return of the Prodigal (An Online Class)

March 1- April 2, 2021

With: Tim Hartman



“Deep calls to Deep”: The Psalms in Transformative Dialogue

April  15-18, 2021

With: Bill Brown

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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