The General Theological Seminary is now accepting registrations for the January 2014 term and especially welcomes General Learners (students not pursuing a formal program of study) to become part of the Seminary community. To learn about the Winter courses and to register, click here.
The two courses focusing on spiritual practice are designed with class schedules helpful for visitors to New York City and students who have full-time jobs. Both of these courses may be audited.
Contemplative Practices is scheduled for three mornings, giving students both a formative retreat and allowing time for exploring New York City. In this course, students will experience and develop an ability to guide others in stillness/movement, creative/generative, ritual/cyclical, and relational practices.
Open Your Eyes Practicum will explore the art of seeing deeply and paying attention. It will meet on two weekday evenings and then all day on Friday, including a museum trip, so that students who live in the New York area need take only one day off from work.
General Learners are students who, although not pursuing a formal degree, enjoy taking courses to learn more about their faith, enhance their ministry or prayer, or delve into a theological topic. If you are seeking ministerial development or spiritual growth, discerning a new call to ministry, or wishing to try seminary studies, you are welcome to take a course.
Either of the January 2014 courses successfully completed for academic credit can count toward a degree, should you later matriculate into a program of study.
January 2014 Courses
Contemplative Practices for Spiritual Direction Ministry
January 8-10, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Open Your Eyes Practicum: Attention, Seeing, and the Spiritual Life
January 13 & 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and January 17, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
To learn more about all of General Seminary’s upcoming courses, including learning opportunities in Spring 2014, click here.