You want your intellectual development and your preparation for effective ministry to coincide with an ever-deepening intimacy with God. The spiritual formation of students is central to Fuller’s life and institutional calling.
- Spiritual formation is a critical piece of the curriculum in each of Fuller’s three schools. Fuller’s faculty build prayer, singing and devotional bible study into class-time. In addition, many courses focus specifically on spirituality, spiritual formation and discipleship.
- Students, faculty and staff gather to hear the word and celebrate the gospel at weekly all-seminary chapel services on the Pasadena campus.
- Fuller’s student chaplains provide spiritual care, prayer and counsel for students. Chaplains actively refer students for formal spiritual direction.
- Fuller’s Prayer Garden is open weekdays with a quiet place for prayer and contemplation on the Pasadena campus; other campus rooms are available by reservation for personal and group devotional use.
- Fuller staff and students organize and conduct regular prayer retreats and contemplative events open to the entire Fuller community.
- Spiritual friendships and active participation in a local church congregation are essential to healthy spiritual formation for all Fuller students, staff and faculty.
- Fuller faculty consider spiritual mentoring to be part of their vocational calling. They offer spiritual care and mentoring in office hours, over coffee or mealtimes, and even in their homes.
- Formally structured seminary small groups provide many students with opportunities to share their lives and spiritual journeys with each other.