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Spiritual Growth for Adults

Spiritual formation breathes life and renewal into our relationship with God. As followers of Jesus, we seek ways to deepen our faith and to grow in love. Each individual parish and ministry offers classes and programs to inform and enrich the journey. In addition, here are other places and people who offer opportunities for your spiritual growth.

Candler School of Theology

The Candler School of Theology is part of Emory University in Atlanta. Its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s mission in the world. The school offers degree programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Explore their Life Long Learning Programs.

Columbia Theological Seminary

The Columbia Theological Seminary educates and nurtures imaginative and resilient leaders for God’s changing world. The seminary offers degree programs and lifelong learning in Decatur, Ga. Find programs for Spiritual Formation.

Community of Hope

The Community of Hope is a program that trains lay people to participate in pastoral care in various settings by being present in a listening, compassionate manner.

Contemplative Outreach

Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and faith communities with a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice.

The Gabriel Center for Servant Leadership

The Gabriel Center helps individuals and organizations develop a servant-leader approach to life and work. It offers education and training. Based in Marietta, Ga.

Interdenominational Theological Center

The Interdenominational Theological Center is a leading resource for church scholarship, leadership development and faith-based solutions for the community. Offers graduate degree and certificate programs, and a Youth Hope-Builders Academy.

The Julian of Norwich Center

The Julian of Norwich Center is located in Atlanta at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, the Center provides spiritual direction to individuals and groups. It teaches about contemplative prayer and examines stages of the spiritual journey.

Theological Education Center for Latinos

Theological Education Center for Latinos is for people from Hispanic communities who want to deepen their faith and engage in ministry in the Episcopal Church.

Mary and Martha’s Place

Mary and Martha’s Place is a place for spiritual renewal. It offers classes, workshops, conferences and other events. Located within St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.

McAfee School of Theology

Located on the campus of Mercer University in northeast Atlanta, the McAfee School of Theology is a graduate, professional theological seminary. It offers degree programs and continuing education.

Sewanee, The University of the South

Sewanee, The University of the South, offers a wide range of theological education, spiritual formation, retreats and events through its School of Theology and the Beecken Center.