Christian Spirituality

Christian Spirituality

The Christian Spirituality track can enhance a wide variety of ministries – congregational leadership, education, healthcare, faith formation, retreat settings – by rooting those ministries in our Christian spiritual traditions and addressing the contemporary hunger for spiritual deepening.
Students in Christian Spirituality explore an array of Christian spiritual traditions—contemplative and apostolic, Biblical to contemporary—and bring them into conversation with developmental, organizational, and missional perspectives on formation, pastoral care, and leadership.

Core courses for Christian Spirituality

  • Biblical Foundations of Christian Spirituality
  • Christian Spiritual Traditions I (contemplative)
  • Christian Spiritual Traditions II (apostolic)
  • Contemporary Spirituality
  • Psychology and Theology of Human Development

Topical courses for Christian Spirituality

Students will also find a range of topical courses including:

  • Spirituality and Healthcare
  • Fostering Cultures of Spiritual Guidance 
  • Human Emotions and Ministry
  • Spirituality, Leadership and Mission
  • Dynamics of Conflict and Change 
  • Spirituality, Liturgy, and the Arts
  • Spirituality and Interreligious Dialogue

and other courses related to spiritual development.