The spiritual formation concentration offers training in the process and practices of spiritual formation that apply beyond seminary life and reach into local congregations, faith-based organizations, and other ministry contexts. Students will explore biblical-theological foundations for spiritual formation, the historical development of Christian spirituality, and the process of nurturing formation through various tasks of ministry in the congregation and beyond. They will also participate in a spiritual pilgrimage outside of the classroom. Through this comprehensive study, students will be prepared to provide leadership to congregations and organizations in ways that support Christian formation in all aspects of life, work, and relationships. The concentration addresses specific academic and practical needs for senior pastors, Christian educators, children’s ministers, pastoral caregivers, mission or service workers, and various other ministry vocations.
|I. Minimum Requirement||93 hours|
|II. Residency Requirement (minimum)
Truett Seminary encourages a much higher number
|III. Grade Point Average
Minimum of 2.00 or "C" overall and minimum of "C" or 2.00 in all core courses.
|IV. Theological Education Core Courses||75 hours|
|V. Area Concentration: Spiritual Formation and Discipleship (SPFO)||18 hours|
|Total Hours||93 hours|
|VI. Satisfactory Completion of 200 Lifelong Learning Units|
|VII. Covenant Groups - Six Semesters|
|VIII. Satisfactory Academic Progress|
|* These are required courses; however, based upon previous academic experience, students may petition to waive these courses. Students not taking these courses must substitute electives in corresponding areas under advisement.|