Northeastern Seminary Blog

Why Spiritual Formation is Important in Seminary [Part Three]

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 @ 03:28 PM

Read Part One here.

Read Part Two here.

Northeastern Seminary is committed to the personal and spiritual growth of every seminarian. Through the innovative and integrative Personal and Spiritual Formation curriculum, students are exposed to the rich resources and disciplines of formative Christian spirituality. We affirm that the indispensable foundation for Christian ministry is a vital relationship with God through Christ, and so we seek to provide a nurturing community in which genuine Christian faith can deepen and thrive.

So how did it turn out for the apprehensive student journeying through faith sharing?

woman in spiritual formation group “Thanks to our facilitator who was patient and accepting, and the blessing of God, we learned to let our guard down. We felt more at ease with each other and most importantly with ourselves. We shared deeper and more intimate parts of ourselves, as with the grace and love of God, our nervousness was replaced with understanding, trust, and care for one another. Personally, I started looking forward to faith sharing because I was able to learn not only new things about myself, but I also started to examine in a new light some old beliefs, patterns and behaviors. I could see a change in group members who were also sharing more intimately as a safe environment and certain confidentiality had been established. The work in ourselves had begun under the guidance and direction of God.”

 

Click here if you would like to learn more about the Spiritual Formation curriculum at Northeastern Seminary.

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