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


Contemplative Retreat

Unforced Rhythms of Grace Contemplative Retreat

May 1-5, 2023

Location: Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman, AL

With: Denis and Michael Moore


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).


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 Burrows

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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