|SF 501||Spiritual Formation for Ministry||N. Martin||Online||May 19 – Aug 24*|
*Four DigitalLive sessions will be offered (dates TBD), but an asynchronous option will also be available if you cannot attend live.
Spiritual Formation is a long, slow, and necessary journey that takes us from where we are to where God wants us to be in Him. It is not an overnight process, but a lifelong discipline of delighting in our walks with God. The journey cannot be contained by any one course or taught by any one book.
Spiritual Formation for Ministry (MC/SF501) is a course in the Division of Practical Theology that equips students with the necessary tools to begin this process of formation, both inwardly with God and outwardly in community. The student will be introduced to various perspectives on
the process of faith formation and equipped to articulate a practice that will nourish and
sustain him or her for lifelong ministry.
As you prepare to start this course, identify a 30-minute timeframe each day to implement the practice of spiritual disciplines and formation. This component is KEY to successful completion of this course.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Articulate and define the Biblical principles, disciplines and practices for forming and sustaining a life with Christ
Clearly identify their strengths and begin the preliminary work of discerning strengths-based vocational calling that can positively shape the mentored ministry placement
Identify major streams of thought and practice for spiritual formation within the history of Christian tradition
Put core learnings into short-term practice with an eye toward long-term sustainability
Cultivate a deeper appreciation for lifelong work of spiritual formation within themselves
Understand the principles and practices for discipling others within and beyond the church
Develop a plan for personal spiritual formation and maturation that can be applied to congregational life
However, this course is offered on a recurring schedule, reach out to our admissions team for an estimate of the next time this course will be offered.
Someone from our friendly admissions team would be happy to reach out to you.