Foundations of Spiritual Formation II: The Disciplines of Life

This course explores Christianity and its relation to faith and practice, focusing on spiritual formation through prayer, meditation, and personal disciplines.


How is spirituality formed both in private and in community? This course explores the meaning of biblical Christianity and its relation to faith and practice, giving special attention to spiritual formation through prayer, meditation, and personal disciplines. The lectures form a paradigm of spiritual growth and maturity that will affect both the individual and the church.

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Discover the vintage value and relevance of these classic courses. Our instructors provide new insights into your faith through a variety of subjects. We acquired many of these courses from the Institute of Theological Studies (ITS). From ITS’s world-class professors, you'll gain seminary-level instruction.

  1. Develop a functional definition of spiritual formation.
  2. Foster a growing desire for knowing and serving God.
  3. Practice key spiritual disciplines such as discerning prayer, meditation on Scripture, and holy living.
  4. Place a high value on spiritual growth for yourself and those you teach.
  • Very informative and straightforward. Emphasis is clear for personal next steps.

    — Marilyn, Canada
  • This course has been a wonderful, spiritual experience. I think it is put together by the author very well. It is very informative about how important spiritual formation is.

    — Laurie, United States
  • I have really enjoyed this lesson in my learning path. It has taught me a lot and for that I'm thankful. Things that I knew but were incorporating in my own life. I now have a better understanding of prayer, how to ask as well as how to receive. Thank you for your faithfulness.

    — Nyya, United States
  • An excellent course!

    — Russell, United States
  • This total program just keeps getting better and better. Keep up the good work.

    — Dennis, United States
  • Very good course. I was very blessed by this course and will continue to learn on the subject discussed in the course. Huge blessing!

    — James, United States

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Course Details

  • 8 Lessons
  • 25 Activities
  • 1 Assessment
  • 43 Min Average
  • 11 Hrs Minimum
  • Course Award

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Gordon T. Smith, PhD

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