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.