For almost two decades, this cooperative program with Columbia Theology Seminary (Decatur, Ga.) has offered more than 600 laypersons and pastors the opportunity to enter more deeply into the life of the Spirit.

Completion of this challenging program involves

  • participation in an Immersion Experience,
  • six elective courses,
  • a practicum, and
  • a pilgrimage.

The Immersion Weekend and electives offer opportunities for in-depth study, prayer, and reflection with a group of like-minded journeyers.

If you have ever desired to spend serious time cultivating your spiritual life, this program may appeal to you.

Those who have earned the certificate or simply taken an individual class for personal growth have offered uniformly high praise for the instructors and overall spiritual experience.

More details are available below. If you have additional questions after reviewing these materials, please e-mail the Office of Continuing Education at

Upcoming Spiritual Formation Classes

  • Spiritual Formation classes are open to all interested parties.
  • Enrollment in the Spiritual Formation Certificate (SFC) Program is not required to register for a class.
  • For more details about the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program or future classes, e-mail or call 412-924-1345.

The Contemplative Practice of Motherhood / Hybrid Spiritual Formation Event

Jan. 12-March 2, 2019 / Lauren Burdette and Renée Prymus / Learn more.

Writing as Practice and Revelation / Spiritual Formation Event

Feb. 23, 2019 / Jonathan Callard / Learn more.

The Celtic Spirituality of Nature / SFC Elective

June 16-19, 2019 / Beth Norcross / Learn more.

Pilgrimage to France / SFC Suggested Requirement

Sept. 19-Oct. 2, 2019 / Mary Lynn Callahan and Helen Blier / Learn more.

O Taste and See! The Spirituality of Food / SFC Elective

Sept. 22-25, 2019 / Dan Frayer-Griggs / Details to follow soon.


Additional Information about the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program

Spiritual Formation Certificate Program Handbook This document may answer many of your questions about the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program.

Registration Form Required for entry into the SFC Program

Housing and Meals

Classes at Columbia Theological Seminary, our partner school for this program.