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Dwight H. Judy

Spiritual Formation Studies

dhj-brewtonGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary developed the curriculum for the United Methodist Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation, approved in 2000. In the past decade more than 200 persons have enrolled at G-ETS in Spiritual Formation studies. All courses are offered with graduate credit. Frequently, students begin with Certification studies and decide to complete the MA in Spiritual Formation & Evangelism after discovering how nurturing the studies are for specialized ministries in spiritual formation.

Spiritual Direction is a specialized track of study in the Doctor of Ministry program.

Master of Divinity students may declare a concentration in spiritual formation.

PhD students take the Christian Education and Congregational Studies program with focused study in spiritual formation.

Courses I am teaching in 2016-2017 

Summer 2016, On-line course, Spiritual Disciplines for Personal and Parish Renewal

Summer, 2017, Spiritual Practice (Doctor of Ministry on campus)

Beginning fall, 2016, we will offer the two-year Paraprofessional Certification in Spiritual Formation in cooperation with the Ministry of Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Click here for program brochure.

See websites of graduates which show specialized uses of these studies:

Cathalyn Brewton
LifeHouse Ministries
Ruston, LA

Cindy Foster Serio
Mosaic Spiritual Formation Ministry
Houston, TX

Cherri Johnson
Director of Spiritual Formation
First United Methodist Cburch
Baton Rouge, LA