Applications are now being accepted for the Spiritual Formation Certificate September 2015 Cohort
Application deadline April 1, 2015
We whole-heartedly believe that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind (Matthew 22:37) which involves the transformation of our entire being, by God’s Spirit, into the likeness of Christ.
In light of this command, the Spiritual Formation Certificate program has been created to intentionally assist individuals to radically deepen their relationship with Christ and be inwardly conformed to His image.
Key features of the program include:
- A cohort style approach comprised of 4 modules over a one-year period with no more than 18 persons in order to ensure an optimal level of engagement and growth.
- Each module includes a 2½ day retreat where participants will develop spiritual community, interact with course content and receive personalized spiritual direction.
- Following each retreat participants will engage with 10-12 weeks of carefully designed content (see attached sample) that follows the framework of The Spiritual Exercises developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola and integrates engagement with Scripture and contemporary spiritual formation principles and content.
Module Theme Overview
Module 1: God’s Love Story
We focus on God’s ideal and boundless love for us and see that our response to God’s love has been hindered by our brokenness and patterns of sin. We face these sins as we rest in God’s forgiving mercy.
Module 2: The Gospel
We enter into the journey with Christ and identify with His values, goals and methods as we reflect on various Scripture passages of His life.
Module 3: The Cross
We reflect deeply on living the cruciform life and the obedience and redemptive suffering of Christ.
Module 4: The Resurrection Life
We meditate on the reality of the resurrection and discovering and living into our own unique call.
Nancy Kane, Associate Professor in the Educational Ministries Department of Moody Bible Institute will be leading the program. She has been teaching on spiritual formation for 10 years, is a clinically trained therapist and co-director with her husband Ray of Grace Family Counseling Center. Special speakers will be included as part of the learning experience.
August 28-30, 2015
November 6-8, 2015
February 12-14, 2016
April 22-24, 2016
For more information or questions about the program email Lori Shoults at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.508.0282.
To apply go to http://www.moody.edu/spiritual-formation/