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.
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)
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.