Other educational opportunities

Studies in spiritual direction and formation

Deepen your spiritual journey and accompany others on theirs. Through classes, practice, and additional readings, students are encouraged to explore a variety of spiritual texts and practices representative of many sources of Christian spiritual wisdom in pursuit of a diploma or certificate.


Diploma programs

Explore the nature and practice of spiritual direction, investigate meaningful leadership through pastoral studies, or learn to work in research-based care environments in chaplaincy and spiritual care research. The SFTS diploma of theology provides unique educational dimensions for a specific ministry, mission, or vocational endeavor.


Certificate programs

Designed for ministers and pastors seeking professional development or continuing education and built upon values of spirituality and social justice, certificates in mental health and spirituality, trauma and spiritual carespirituality and entrepreneurship, and LGBTQ leadership offer a chance to encounter God more meaningfully and engage the world more deeply.