Certificate in Spiritual Transformation
The Certificate in Spiritual Transformation identifies the completion of a learning process that guides leaders in an experience of spiritual transformation in the context of a Transforming Community. This two-year process seeks to establish theological grounding in Christian spirituality and a working knowledge of spiritual transformation. Participants will develop a holistic approach to spiritual transformation so that their leadership will flow naturally from the transformation they are experiencing in their own lives.
We believe that real change takes place incrementally over time with others. Thus, the method of learning is highly experiential and includes substantive teaching, readings and written reflections on spiritual formation themes, guided experiences in classic Christian disciplines, and significant engagement in community with other leaders.
- Attend nine retreats*
- Complete required readings
- Complete and submit written assignments
- Participate in group spiritual direction (assigned groups remain consistent throughout the two years)
- Complete and submit final project that clearly outlines one's personal rule of life
- Engage in spiritual direction or spiritual friendship
*If one retreat is missed, the participant will be allowed to substitute a seven- to ten-page reflection on the content of that retreat in order to demonstrate their completion of the assigned readings and their practice of the disciplines taught and experienced at that retreat. Guidance will be offered for the written reflection.
CEU credits are also available
45 Transforming Center Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded upon completion of the eight retreats and the requirements associated with all eight retreats. To be awarded the CEU's you must submit a CEU request form and pay an additional $50 fee.
If at any point you have questions regarding the two-year Transforming Community, please don't hesitate to email Dalene Strieff, registar, or call (630) 588-8133.