The Academy for Spiritual Formation

Are there Scholarship funds available for the two year experience? How do I apply?
Yes, scholarship funds are available, thanks to the donations of past academy participants and other generous donors.  These funds are awarded on a "nee...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:19 AM
How do I receive funding for my Two-Year Academy through a GBHEM Certification in Spiritual Formation?
Your full participation in a Two-Year Academy fulfills two courses of the Certification in Spiritual Formation offered through the General Board of Higher E...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:20 AM
Are CEU's (Continuing Education Units) offered through The Academy for Spiritual Formation?
Yes, three (3) CEU's are offered for each Five-Day Academy or Two-Year Academy session attended at an additional cost of $15.  Forms will be provided at...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:21 AM
What are the reading assignments for a Two-Year Academy, and how much will they cost?
Participants in a Two-Year Academy program are provided with four reading assignments each quarter.  These books are provided by presenting faculty of each s...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:21 AM
Is advanced course credit available to Lay Servant Ministers (UMC) through participation in a Five-Day or Two-Year Academy?
Alternative advanced course credit is now determined at the annual conference level. On page 25 of our new 2015 Lay Servant Ministry catalog, it gives confe...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:23 AM
The Academy and D.Min: I have decided to apply for the two-year Academy for Spiritual Formation and I am interested in getting a Doctor of Ministry degree. How can I do both?
In general, we recommend that you participate in the Academy and then pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree rather than trying to do both at the same time.  ...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:24 AM
Does the United Methodist Church certify people in spiritual direction?
At the 2000 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, delegates approved a new certification program in spiritual formation (not in spiritual direct...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:25 AM
Spiritual direction in the Academy
Participants in the Academy receive spiritual direction in diverse ways: through the liturgy, their small groups, their interactions with faculty and one-on-...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:26 AM
What spiritual direction is ...
Spiritual direction may be formal or informal, one-on-one or in small groups.  It may be primarily a peer relationship, in which the term “spiritual friends...
Mon, 2 Oct, 2017 at 8:26 AM