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 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.

Discipleship: A New Testament Look at the Inner and Outer Life of Faith

March 11-14, 2018 / Tucker Ferda / Learn more.

Writing the Spiritual Life

A Spiritual Formation Event / May 18-19, 2018 / L. Roger Owens and Renee Prymus / Learn more

Thomas Merton and Journey to True Self 

June 10-13, 2018 / L. Roger Owens / Learn more.

Immersion Experience: An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

June 24-27, 2018 / Mary Lynn Callahan and Lynn Holden / Learn more.

The Enneagram: Conversion and Self-Awareness

Sept. 16-19, 2018 / Bernie Tickerhoof / Details coming 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.