ESR Certificate – Spirituality

Spiritual preparation comes from prayer, worship, counsel from spiritual advisors, and engagement with one's faith community. For those who want to explore the life of the Spirit, for personal or vocational reasons, ESR offers the Spirituality Certificate.

Certificate courses are designed to deepen students' spiritual lives and expand their ability to offer ministry as a result of inner leadings and promptings from the Holy Spirit. ESR’s Spirituality Certificate is a six-course program that can be completed in as little as two years.

Classes begin with August Intensives


  • Spiritual Formation and Personal Practice (offered as an August two-week intensive each year)

Five of the following:

  • Quakers Among Mystics
  • Prayer
  • New Frontiers in Spirituality
  • Eco-Spirituality
  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Spirituality of Peacemaking
  • The Spirit of Islam
  • Mysticism: An Interfaith Exploration
  • Quaker Spirituality
  • Individual Spiritual Direction

Learn more about Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality, and our other teaching faculty.

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.

Request more information or apply online.