Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program
Being spiritually formed is foundational to obtaining a clear and compelling vision of mission. A compelling sense of mission springs from the overflow of deep communion with the Spirit. And such communion occurs when we engage in personal spiritual practices as well as spiritual growth through healthy congregational life.
-Steve Veazey, “The Mission Matters Most,” April 2009
Community of Christ, from its origins, has been rooted in the movement of God’s Spirit as the foundational avenue for discerning and living mission. We look to the whole person of Christ as one who modeled the ancient pattern of the inward/outward journey. It is from this pattern that we offer an opportunity for those who seek genuine spiritual experiences that are connected with God’s vision for the whole creation. We thank you for considering this significant formational experience at this time in the life of the church.
Thank you for your interest in Cohort 2 of the Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program.
• All admission materials will be treated as confidential by the application team and will be used solely for the purpose of determining admission status.
• All materials submitted become the property of the Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program. Please retain a copy of all materials for your own files. Materials will be deleted at the completion of the program.
• Early application is strongly recommended. Applications are due January 26th, 2018. You will be notified of the decision regarding your acceptance by March 2018 after your materials have been reviewed by the Application Review Committee. If accepted, a $300 deposit (applicable to your first gathering tuition), will be due by June 1, 2018.
For additional questions, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (816) 833-1000 ext. 2393
Or Administrative Support +1 (816) 833-1000, ext. 3038
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State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Faith community, mission center/centre, congregation or spiritual group you participate in
Please list any biblical, theological, or spiritual formation learning events, and approximate dates, in which you have participated or received a certificate
Educational background (Indicate all degrees, including major subject of study)
Do you hold any professional license or certificate? If yes, please describe:
Ordination(s) and Office(s) if applicable
Please share your intention for applying.
I am interested in completing Year One only
I am interested continuing with Years Two and Three to receive a certificate in Spiritual Companionship and Leadership
I am interested in completing Year One, but not yet sure if I will continue with Years Two and Three
What experiences have drawn you to deepen your spiritual formation?
Why do you feel called to participate in this program at this time in your life?
What has been your experience of participation in a community of faith? How has this experience hindered or supported your spiritual growth?
In what areas of your spiritual life do you feel you most need to grow?
What opportunities in your own spiritual journey have you taken advantage of for intentional spiritual growth? Examples: spiritual direction, evangelist blessing, silent retreats, etc.?
Are you currently in spiritual direction with someone who is trained as a Spiritual Director? If so, for how long? What has been most meaningful to you?
Two references must be provided for your application to be complete. Please select:
a. a person who can speak knowledgeably of your interest in and gifts for spiritual formation
b. a person who has observed you in a work, volunteer, or ministerial setting;
The reference forms will be sent directly to your references by email.
Please list the name, email, phone number, and relationship of the references below.
Do you have a disability you’d like us to know about? (Question required by Americans with Disability Act)
I am willing to commit to the following:
Attend all cohort gatherings (include travel day before and after event)
§ GATHERING 1: OCTOBER 11-14, 2018, CALIFORNIA
§ CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT: MAY 3-5, 2019, COLORADO
§ GATHERING 2: OCTOBER 3-6, 2019, CALIFORNIA
o Completion of monthly reading assignments and reflection papers in a timely manner
o Participation in ongoing discernment about the sense of call to Spiritual Formation Ministries
o Participation in small group and one-on-one mentoring as part of your experience
o Engagement in regular formal spiritual direction (this may require additional expense)P
Payment of $300 deposit by June 1, 2018
Payment of tuition prior to/at cohort event
I do not agree
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