Immersion Experience 2017

May 21, 2017 - May 24, 2017

An Invitation to a Deeper Spiritual Life

Come immerse yourself in the foundational course of our Spiritual Formation Certificate program that explores community-based Christian spirituality. Those who seek to nourish a deeper relationship with God are welcome to participate in any of the program classes that offer serious contemplation of historical, theological, and spiritual views as well as the practice of prayer, worship, and meditation. Join us and be refreshed!

The class consists of readings, lectures, group discussions, and personal reflection on your spiritual journey. Community and practical application of acquired knowledge are also a part of this experience.

Instructors: Mary Lynn Callahan, Spiritual Life Director, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Spiritual Director, with presentations by several PTS faculty

Dates: Sun., May 21, 7:00 p.m.-Wed., May 24, 12:00 p.m., 2017

Registration fee: $385 (includes refreshment breaks throughout the course, Monday dinner, and Tuesday and Wednesday lunch; all other meals are the participant’s responsibility).

Location: This event will be held at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. On-campus housing is available via reservation by calling 412-924-1397 or e-mailing [email protected].



Readings: All books are available for purchase via the PTS Virtual Bookstore. If you are taking this class for personal enrichment, you are encouraged to read the books, but it is not a requirement for participation. For those enrolled in the Certificate Program for Spiritual Formation, please read the required books (listed below) prior to your arrival. Your  one-page reflection papers will be due on the first evening of class.


  • An Invitation To A Journey, M. Robert  Mulholland Jr., InterVarsity Press, 1993
  • The Holy Longing, Ronald Rolheiser, Doubleday, 1999
  • Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World Paperback, Beatrice Bruteau, Sentient Publications2002


  • Thirsty for God, Bradley P. Holt, Augsburg Fortress, 2005
  • Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation, Martin Laird, Oxford University Press, 2006

For additional details: Call 412-924-1345 or e-mail [email protected]

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