Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, Small Group Curriculum, and Spiritual Practices
If you’re asking:
- How can I learn more and grow in my own spiritual formation?
- What spiritual practices can I introduce to my ministry context and how?
- How does spiritual formation speak to the realities of this age?
If you’re observing:
- Your current spiritual practices are not meeting the demands of your life
- Spiritual stagnation in your ministry context
- A desire to grow in greater faith and love
Then, this certificate program is for you!
Beginning January 11, 2024!
This 9-month-long cohort experience walks through the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program with the Fuller Center for Spiritual Formation. You will have a facilitator to guide you through the process and a group of leaders and ministers with whom you can discuss and process all you are learning!
The Spiritual Formation Certificate Program is a six-course program, designed to develop a working and living knowledge of spiritual formation in your life and for the sake of those that you minister. These courses are meant to engage you in reflection of yourself, connection with your community, and relationship with Jesus Christ. This will culminate in a final project that has direct relevance to your ministry work and spiritual formation.
Throughout the program, we want to equip you with knowledge and skills in spiritual formation, including its history, your experiences, and practices you can integrate into your life. As you learn more about the spiritual benefits of regular practices and a focus on your own formation, you will learn about spiritual formation through the Bible, historical and cultural practices, and the different rhythms that spiritual formation can take. You will journey through your own experiences, the experiences of others, and new experiences that you can practice with those you lead. You will gain wisdom in ministering and fostering formation in a biblical way, representing the love and connection of Jesus Christ.
If you successfully complete the final project after finishing the six courses, you will earn a professional certificate from FULLER Equip. Successful completion of this certificate program may make you eligible for credit for prior learning (CPL), which grants you credit towards an advanced degree at Fuller Seminary.
Get started on the Spiritual Formation Certificate Program and start earning your professional certificate—today.
A FULLER Equip professional certificate is earned through the successful completion of a series of courses.
6 Courses: Biblical Foundations, Cultural Practices, Seasons and Cycles, Internal and External Formation, Rhythms for Formation, A Wholehearted Life
6 Graded Assessments
1 Final Project Validated by Fuller Experts
What is the cost?
This cohort experience is $1450.
When does this cohort run?
This cohort starts January 11, 2024, and goes through October 27, 2024 (no meeting). The cohort meeting times are 1:30–2:45 CST.
Here are the dates for the Zoom meetings
- January 11 – Introduction
- January 25th
- February 8th
- February 22nd
- March 14th
- March 28th
- April 11th
- April 25th
- May 9th
- May 23rd
- June 13th
- June 27th
- July 11th
- July 25th
- August 8th
- August 22nd
- September 12th
- September 28th
- October 10th
- October 24th
Who should take this certificate?
Anyone wanting to develop their faith through spiritual formation, especially those who lead others in their own spiritual formation journeys!
Is this online?
Yes! This experience will be hosted over Zoom as you walk through the courses that you will access through this site. There will be some outside work for you to complete so that when you come together over Zoom, you can discuss what you have learned and experienced through the content. These times of community provide invaluable insight and connection as you journey through the certificate together. Being over Zoom allows people from anywhere to be able to join and bond together!
What is credit for prior learning (CPL)?
It means that an advisory board of Fuller faculty reviewed this content, and it meets the requirements of a seminary-level course. If you complete this certificate successfully, you will be eligible to receive these credits, meaning that if you ever attend Fuller as a seminary student, you will have already completed some of your required coursework!
What does the content of the certificate look like?
If you want to see a preview of the first course, check it out here!
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About FULLER Equip
FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.