Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate

Going deeper in your walk and faith with Christ

Moody Bible Institute is a fully-accredited Bible school whose mission is to equip people with the truth of God's Word to be maturing followers of Christ who are making disciples around the world.


The Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate Program is a one or two year cohort program for people of all ages who are interested in deepening their walk with Jesus Christ. Divided into four weekend retreats, throughout the year. Each retreat includes teaching, worship, shared meals, times of reflection, small groups, and personal meetings with a spiritual director. You’ll encounter Christ in a new way as you grasp a deeper sense of the process of spiritual transformation and have a chance to form lasting relationships with others who also want to deepen their relationship with God.

Program Details

The Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate (CSFC) program seeks to provide learning opportunities in which believers can grow into the fullness of maturity in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 4:14-15)

Mission Statement

The Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate Program exists to invite all people into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ that is marked by the two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:30-31). This involves the transformation of our entire being, by God’s Spirit, into the likeness of Christ.

In light of this command, the CSFC program has been created to intentionally assist individuals to radically deepen their relationship with Christ and be inwardly conformed to His image in order to invite others to follow Christ and usher in the kingdom of God. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of trust, honesty and integrity laying the groundwork for participants to vulnerably risk sharing their stories and encountering God’s invitation to healing and wholeness.

Spiritual Director Certification

Choose to become certified as a spiritual director during the year two program. You’ll have a slightly increased workload, but you’ll follow the same schedule as others in year two. As you train for the certification, you will:

  • Meet with a small group of peers for supervision and training in spiritual direction.
  • Read biblically informed books about spiritual growth.
  • Provide spiritual direction in your practicum.
  • Meet personally with a supervisor to discuss practicum cases.
  • Learn how to listen to others with humility and discernment, and understand the process of spiritual growth and change.

Hear from those who have benefitted from the program

"I'm go grateful for this program as it provided me a structure in which to grow in my faith and know God's truth more clearly and sense his love more deeply. The course material, well, I compare it to a Harvard Business Review Top 10 (or over 100) of content from spiritual teachers, artists, authors, speakers, and poets. With their commitment to faith, life experiences, passion for others to dive deeper, and sense of humor Nancy and Ray are wonderful instructors and facilitators. I would recommend this program to anyone who is seeking more."
Lucy Z.
"These two years have been a deep, revealing and contemplative journey. I am not the same person that started the program. Not only have I been exposed to wealth of knowledge and given resources and tools to better understand the spiritual journey to help others, I have gained a deeper insight into myself and who has God gifted me to be. My horizon and borders have truly been broadened and my sensitivity to hear people is with greater intentionality."
Carol S.
"Ray and Nancy Kane make a wonderful team! Nancy's well-organized teachings come out of her expertise in the area of spiritual formation. Ray draws from his vast experience with people in group and one-on-one settings. Both of them work tirelessly to make sure each individual is seen and cared for well. I always come away from fresh insights and deep[er understanding of my own personal journey."
Acacia B.
"I came to the Christian Spiritual Formation Certificate program in a very interesting way. I was considering finishing my Master of Divinity or a program that would help in my spiritual growth process. I THANKFULLY chose the CSFCP. I came into the program with three goals: that I would grow closer to God, that is would impact my family and that it would be immediately beneficial to the church. I not only have grown closer to God, my family has grown closer and I am now a Pastor of Spiritual Formation at my church."
Christopher S.