Grow with the Institute for Ministry Formation (IMF) as we develop our programming. Our initial efforts include programming on spiritual direction, the theology of the body and more. Click here to complete an application to take courses through the IMF! Once you've been accepted to the IMF, please complete a registration form here.
Spring 2020 Courses - Offered Online Only
The two-credit Psychology for Spiritual Directors (IMSD-700-01) with Dr. Timothy Heck, will help students learn to recognize some basic psychopathology and to know when and how to refer directees to psychotherapy professionals, as well as to cover some aspects of psychology that will be helpful for spiritual directors. The course will meet from 7 to 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays from January 14 to May 5. Read more.
Sacramental Theology and Ecclesiology for Spiritual Directors (IMSD-650-01) with Helene Paharik, also a two-credit course, “gives an overview of sacramental theology and ecclesiology for the formation of spiritual directors. Through this course students will appropriate the doctrinal heritage of the Roman Catholic Church by developing a particular familiarity with Part II of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and they will also acquire the capacity to communicate this heritage.” This course will meet from 6:30 to 8:10 p.m. Wednesdays from January 15 to May 6. Read more.
The two-credit Moral Theology for Spiritual Directors (IMSD-660-01) with Dr. Michel Therrien will focus on how “Spiritual directors are called to help Christians grow in holiness. In this course, students will learn principles and applications of moral theology, with a special focus on the teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church Part III, that will assist them as spiritual directors to help their directees grow in the Christian life.” The course will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from January 16 to April 30. Read more.
Has anyone ever asked you how they could pray better? How they could grow in their relationship with God? How they could be a better Christian? Has anyone ever shared their spiritual struggles and questions with you? These are signs you may be called to accompany others on the spiritual journey. Read more.
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