Graduate Certificate in Christian Spirituality
We live in a world marred by consumerism and selfism, which directly rubs against our Christian commitments and sensibilities. The tension between Kingdom values and those that the world adheres to can be dealt with by assisting Christians to reclaim the rich and varied expressions of the spiritual life that is Trinitarian in orientation, doxological in direction, and personal-communal in expression.
This certificate program is for lay people and church leaders who have an interest the spiritual life of the Christian. If preferred, two thirds of the certificate courses are available online, with Spiritual pilgrimage and the Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction being completed on campus in semester or modular format. The program provides students with a foundational and experiential knowledge of the spiritual life as expressed in the Holy Scriptures, church history, theology, and contemporary realities. It will introduce students to the Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction. Course work in the certificate program can be transferred into an existing Masters Degree Program at Providence Theological Seminary.
The certificate includes a pilgrimage to a religious site that has a rich theological and spiritual significance. This communal-educational trip is a way to solidify learning gained from the certificate program, create opportunities to share each other's unique faith journeys within the larger context of the Christian story, and deepen students’ spiritual life by visiting holy places for worship, prayer, and contemplation. Each student will write an integrative essay that reflects learning gained through the spiritual pilgrimage and the rest of the courses taken.
Acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Christian Spirituality program will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. Our complete admissions policy is available for viewing in the Seminary Catalogue ( Admissions Policy, Category 2.1).
Although a recognized undergraduate degree is preferred, admission as a mature student without an undergraduate degree will be considered. In such instances, previous post-secondary education, employment and/or ministry experience may be taken into account. For more information regarding mature student classification, please view the Seminary Catalogue ( Mature Students and Non-Accredited Degree Students, Category 2.3.3).
Certificate Course Requirements (18 Credit Hrs.)
This certificate can be completed within 24 months (four online and two modular courses over six consecutive semesters). Alternatively, students may shorten the period of certificate completion by attending scheduled on-campus courses. The required courses for this certificate are occasionally offered on campus in convenient modular formats (1 - 2 week intensives) or as traditional full semester courses. Please check with the Registrar's Office to determine course scheduling.
Please check with the Registrar's Office to confirm course scheduling.
Providence Seminary provides affordable graduate education. View our Financial schedule.
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