As persons preparing to serve the church in the world, McCormick wants your intellectual and theological development to work in concert with your practical and spiritual preparation for effective ministry. In other words, we want you to continually experience a deepening intimacy with God as you acquire the knowledge and tools that will sustain your practice of ministry.
Spiritual formation is a foundational component of the seminary experience. Most seminary faculty build time for prayer and devotions into class time; in addition, a number of classes focus specifically on spirituality, spiritual formation, and spiritual practices, with attention paid to contextuality and the diverse Christian traditions represented at the seminary.
Students, faculty and staff gather each week for community worship to hear the Word proclaimed and to celebrate the Eucharist.
McCormick's Dean of Students provides pastoral care, prayer, referrals for spiritual direction with trained professionals and some short term counseling for students. The student Deacons actively pray for the community and foster an environment of community care.
McCormick encourages students, faculty and staff to be actively engaged at a local church congregation as they are able. Connection to an ongoing community of faith is essential to healthy spiritual formation.
At a Glance
Resources for students and other community members for spiritual growth, formation, and health.
Worship is central to our life together as a seminary community. It is most meaningful when it is faithful to God’s word revealed in scripture, the movement of the Spirit, the...