Spiritual Formation & Community Life


Spiritual Formation

GCTS Charlotte weaves spiritual formation into every aspect of the seminary journey. Faculty members design courses so that students join in wrestling with the spiritual implications of their intellectual journey.

Outside of class environments, students can connect for one-on-one prayer and spiritual care with fellow students and alumni who have received spiritual formation training.

Students are also invited to meet in Soul Care groups on-line or on campus every Saturday throughout the fall and spring semesters. Soul Care groups are offered as a safe place where students practice classic spiritual disciplines of:

  • Listening to God in a deeper way
  • Listening to one another
  • Listening to oneself

Soul Care groups revolve around the ancient practice of contemplative listening, or waiting on God. These groups are not a Bible study, prayer group or theological discussion. Amidst the demands and pressures of life, Soul Care offers a unique invitation to enter into stillness of heart and mind as you experience God’s presence more fully with other students and trained leaders. Andrew Murray said that “The whole creation is ruled by the one unalterable law of waiting on God!

For more information about one-on-one spiritual formation opportunities or Soul Care groups, contact Charlotte Dean of Students Deana Nail at [email protected].

Diversity Council

The GCTS Charlotte Diversity Council intentionally seeks to cultivate an atmosphere that invites, welcomes and supports underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. The council’s mission is not to invite people to the dance but to invite all people to dance…to fully participate in and experience inclusion and representation in every area of student life.

For more information, contact Adrian Taylor at [email protected].

Pierce Fellowship

The Pierce Fellowship is available to select incoming and returning students who have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to disciple-building and spiritual formation. Each member of the Fellowship will be mentored by Pierce Center staff and equipped in facilitating three specific initiatives – habits of the heart, spiritual community, and dynamic paradigms of disciple-building.

For more information, contact Charlotte Pierce Fellowship Director Shari Adams at [email protected].

Student Council

The Gordon-Conwell Charlotte Student Council exists to create avenues for student communication and community across on-campus and on-line environments. The Student Council is currently re-envisioning itself so that it can best accomplish this mission by responding to the needs of an ever-growing, diverse student body reaching throughout the world.

If you would like to explore participation on the Student Council, contact Charlotte Dean of Students Deana Nail at [email protected].

WeBS

WeBS (Women en Biblical Studies) brings together women in the MDiv and MA degrees who yearn for an in-depth exploration of Biblical languages and text. WeBS also equips women to navigate the world of publishing.

For more information, contact Dr. Cathy McDowell at [email protected].

Women in Ministry

The GCTS Southeast Women in Ministry group is a community of women committed to expressing Christ’s life through relationships and intellectual, vocational and spiritual growth as we pursue God’s call on our lives. We do this by creating environments that encourage and equip women to:

  1. Seek and love God
  2. Know each other
  3. Grow in giftedness and call

For more information, contact Adrian Taylor at [email protected].

Digital Live

Digital Live brings the live classroom experience to any student anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.

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