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Spiritual Formation Certificate Program: Sept 2024 Cohort


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 September 19, 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.

What’s included:

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

Professional Certificate


What is the cost?

This cohort experience is $1450.

When does this cohort run?

This cohort starts September 19, 2024, and goes through June 26, 2024. The cohort meeting times are 1:30–2:45 CST.

Here are the dates for the Zoom meetings

September 19 – Introduction
October 3
October 17
October 31
November 14
December 5
December 19
January 9
January 23
February 6
February 20
March 6
March 20
April 10
April 24
May 8
May 22
June 5
June 19
June 26

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, determined that it meets the requirements of a seminary-level course, and is eligible to count towards a degree. If you successfully complete this certificate and are then accepted to the MA or MDiv program in the School of Mission and Theology at Fuller Seminary, you will be eligible to submit your certificate portfolio and apply to receive credit for the course SF506, Vocational Formation in Seminary. Please be advised that CPL is granted on a case-by-case basis by Fuller Seminary after admission and review of the student’s portfolio. Visit the Fuller Theological Seminary website for more information about the admissions process and our various degree programs. For questions about receiving CPL credit, reach out to

What does the content of the certificate look like?

If you want to see a preview of the first course, check it out here!

Course 1 – Biblical Foundations: Preview