Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Ministry Leadership, Small Group Curriculum, and Spiritual Practices
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 Foundation, Cultural Practices, Seasons and Cycles, Internal and External Formation, Rhythms of Formation, A Wholehearted Life
6 Graded Assessments
1 Final Project Validated by Fuller Experts
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Join a Cohort!
This work is best done with the support of a group. If you are interested in going through this material with a Fuller facilitator, check out our cohort experience here! As the facilitator guides you through the material, you will work through this certificate with the support of a group and a semi-regular, online meeting schedule. You can find out more information below
Or contact Fuller Center for Spiritual Formation at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about group options with the Fuller Center for Spiritual Formation. This includes churches or organizations seeking support for running a cohort!
What is the cost?
This individual, asynchronous experience is $950.
When does this run?
This is a self-lead certificate program. You will be able to go through this at your own pace or work together with a group of other individuals. If you would like to be a part of a more structured program, check out our Cohort Experience!
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 program has courses that you will access through this site. There will be some outside work for you to complete and fill out as a part of your workbook, which you will submit for review.
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!
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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.