Student CommonsCertificate in Christian Spirituality


HGST has designed the Certificate in Christian Spirituality for clergy, counselors, other religious professionals and lay persons who wish to enhance their ministries with a thorough yet practical program that will enable them to lead and teach in institutional settings, small groups, and one-on-one situations in the areas of spiritual formation and spiritual direction. By the completion of this certificate program students will be able to:

  • Articulate the role that history and theology of spirituality play in various faith traditions and Christianity as a whole
  • Explain the role of spirituality in life and ministry, including both individual and corporate dimensions
  • Integrate the study of spirituality into the practice of ministry
  • Integrate the disciplines of spirituality into life


Course Requirements (15 hours)
Introduction to Christian Spirituality CS 501 4
Spiritual Disciplines and Practices CS 510 3
Systems Thinking in Ministry Settings CS 640 3
Elective CS ____ 6