Forming Spiritual Community

In this Forming Spiritual Community course, we’ll help you understand what a Spiritual Formation Plan is, what benefits it offers, and how it fits with God’s kingdom mission.

Takes approximately 20 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, Small Group Curriculum, Spiritual Practices, Thinking Theologically, and Worship

Course Description

Maintaining a healthy spiritual life is crucial for you as a leader. Beyond your own spiritual well being, cultivating spiritual wellness in your staff and congregation benefits both you as a leader and your broader community. In this Forming Spiritual Community course, we’ll help you understand what a Spiritual Formation Plan is, what benefits it offers, and how it fits with God’s kingdom mission. We will also explore how you can create a group, plan a retreat, and the role of the spiritual practices of Scripture and prayer. Through the course, you’ll develop and reflect on your Spiritual Formation Plan that you’ll be able to implement in your ministry. 

This course counts towards the Ministry Essentials Certificate.

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Meet Your Instructors

Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the executive director of the Fuller Center for Spiritual Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary. The Fuller Formation Groups were born out of Brian’s extensive doctoral work and years of church and ministry leadership in addition to Fuller’s Vocation and Formation Department.

布賴恩·華萊士 (Brian Wallace) 博士是富勒靈命塑造中心的執行主任。他擁有富勒神學院的宣教學博士學位,是北美聖公會的神職人員。他在得克薩斯州奧斯汀擔任牧師 11 年,並在大專學生基督徒團契 (InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) 工作了 19 年。出於他的事工經驗和博士課題,布賴恩發起了富勒塑造小組的事工,為世界各地的教會和宣教機構服務。布賴恩 (Brian) 與妻子麗莎 (Lisa) 結婚 34 年。他們有三個成年兒子。布賴恩是狂熱的紅襪隊棒球迷、咖啡和音樂愛好者。

布赖恩·华莱士(Brian Wallace) 博士是富勒灵命塑造中心的执行主任。他拥有富勒神学院的宣教学博士学位,是北美圣公会的神职人员。他在得克萨斯州奥斯汀担任牧师11 年,并在大专学生基督徒团契(InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) 工作了19 年。出于他的事工经验和博士课题,布赖恩发起了富勒塑造小组的事工,为世界各地的教会和宣教机构服务。布赖恩(Brian) 与妻子丽莎(Lisa) 结婚34 年。他们有三个成年儿子。布赖恩是狂热的红袜队棒球迷、咖啡和音乐爱好者。

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