Spiritual Formation

Master of Arts (Religion) Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation Activities

MA (Rel) students are required to participate in Spiritual Formation Activities. While required, these activities involve no credit hours or tuition charges. They provide opportunities of spiritual and theological formation outside the coursework of the degree.

Spiritual Formation Colloquium

The Spiritual Formation Colloquium is held on Thursdays during the Fall and Spring semesters. The Colloquium involves either a chapel service or a small group meeting followed by a community lunch. The Colloquium involves worship, guided theological reflection, and dialogue within the graduate theological community. Each MA (Rel) student enrolls in Colloquium for at least two semesters during the Fall or Spring terms. The student is encouraged to participate in Colloquium every semester she or he is enrolled.

Spiritual Formation Retreat

Each spring the seminary provides students with a Spiritual Formation Retreat, which offers an opportunity for reflection on spiritual formation through individual or community activities. All MA (Rel) students participate in the retreat prior to entering the Thesis stage.

Spiritual Formation Conferences

Logsdon recognizes that participation in Spiritual Formation Conferences outside the structured curriculum is an important part of the MA (Rel) experience. Consequently, students are required to participate in at least three Spiritual Formation Conferences in the course of the program. Logsdon offers regular conferences addressing biblical, theological, and ministerial issues. Most of these events qualify as Spiritual Formation Conferences. Numerous conferences offered at other venues may also meet this requirement; however, a student should obtain approval from the MA (Rel) program director prior to participation in an off-campus conference in order for it to meet this requirement. Promptly after participation in a Spiritual Formation Conference, a student provides evidence of involvement (normally in the form of a conference agenda) to the Office of the Associate Dean for Academics. A student is not required to pay tuition for Spiritual Formation Activities; however, other fees may be charged. Some scholarship monies may be available to assist with certain fees.