Abide: Certificate in Spiritual Formation

Leadership Transformations

Abide considers ten topics that are relevant to Christian spiritual formation. The topics are explored through readings, teachings, conversations with authors, group discussions and communal prayer. The curriculum offers an orientation for personal spiritual growth that is based on the fruit of the Holy Spirit that will be evidenced in the lives of those who …
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Reading Poetry Devotionally: How Poems Nurture Our Spiritual Lives

Yale Divinity School

The poet Dana Gioia once asked in a book of this title, “Can Poetry Matter?” That question of course begs another question: matter in what ways? We may read poetry for any number of reasons, but this class considers how poetry nurtures, and enriches, our spiritual lives. By our close reading of poems together from …
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2024 African American Religious Autobiography Seminar

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

An application-based seminar on insights for pastoral and worship ministries In this week-long seminar, we will form a multi-cultural group of pastors, teachers, professors, and non-profit organization leaders to learn from the poignant and prophetic autobiographical writings of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Howard Thurman, and Ida B. Wells. We will pay particular attention to the implications of their …
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Reading as a Spiritual Practice

Regent College

How we read may matter as much as what we read. What can we learn from the tradition about how to read the Bible spiritually? In this course, we will look in particular at Dorothy L. Sayers’s way of reading. Raised by an Anglican priest, Sayers was well-versed in the tradition’s way of reading Scripture. …
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Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Spiritual Prayer Groups & Retreats

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Inc.

Experiences, resources, and encouragement for those called to create and lead contemplative spiritual groups and retreats for personal and social transformation Do you feel a nudge to create and lead contemplative spiritual groups and retreats? Transforming Community: Leading Contemplative Spiritual Groups & Retreats is designed to equip, encourage, and support those called to create and …
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Consumed: A Sacred Quest

Renovaré Canada

Our spirituality is who we are, and our spiritual journey is as long as the days of our lives. At the end of our lives, each of us will have spent it on something; something will have consumed us. As christians, we hope to be consumed by christ, or, as the apostle paul states, “to …
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Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Inc.

Support for the spiritual heart of clergy of all denominations Clergy everywhere are finding congregational expectations to be overwhelming. Balance is elusive, beauty goes unnoticed, and burnout is common as clergy often find themselves isolated and pulled in many directions. A life meant to be centered in God and absorbed in wonder becomes fragmented by …
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Anglican Studies Certificate Program

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Lancaster Theological Seminary and the Stevenson School for Ministry offer an Anglican Studies certificate program at the Seminary as a collaborative venture to prepare students for service in the Episcopal Church. The program supports a variety of Episcopal ministries ranging from priesthood and the diaconate to pastoral care, educational and lay ministries. The Certificate in …
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Biblical Storytelling Worshops

Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada

The NBSC offers monthly workshops and training events for a small fee, and makes them available after the fact in their online event library.