Because we know real growth takes place slowly over time with others, this twelve-month formational program is structured as a series of five quarterly 2-day retreats. With each seasonal retreat, our intent is to create an environment of prayer, learning, and formation devoted to intentionally living our faith as a way of life — no matter our setting!
Refreshments and meals on Monday and Tuesday
Five teaching sessions at each retreat
Group Spiritual Direction with six or fewer members who remain together through the one-year experience
Fixed-hour prayer worship experiences in community: morning and night, with liturgies and resources to use in own setting
Retreat materials (excluding books)
A 90-Day Practice Journal
Note-taking Journal with appropriate quotes to be used at each of the five retreats
Monthly Practices to integrate learning
Prayerful, written feedback on reflection paper assignments
Quarterly assignments that provide reading assignments, written reflections and guidance for practicing spiritual disciplines personally and in community
Additional spiritual formation book/web resource list. Not required, but very helpful.
Guidance for meeting with a spiritual friend/spiritual director in between retreats
Final project that guides student in the process of articulating a personal Rule of Life
Certificate of Completion for those meeting requirements of completion
OPTIONAL: CEU certificate is available upon completion of all requirements
Admissions are open for Cohort 10 (2019-2020). Please click below to submit your application.
May 6-7, 2019
July 29-30, 2019
October 28-29, 2019
January 27-28, 2020
April 6-7, 2020
The 2018 Fall Refresher for School of the Spirit alumni is full. Hope to see you next year!