We at SFTS celebrate the depth and beauty of human spirituality in its many cultural and religious expressions, and are thirsty for open-hearted companions who can contribute to the tikkun olam—the “mending of the world.” Our spirituality programs rest on the belief that we are called to awaken our hearts to others through practice, study, and community. We encourage practices of compassion, justice, and prayer to enhance our capacities for contemplative listening to one another, to the current situation, and to the Divine Beloved.
In addition to a Concentration in Spiritual Formation available through the MDiv degree, SFTS offers retreats, certificate, and diploma opportunities that integrate spiritual formation, contemplative listening, and social awareness. We welcome inquirers who strongly identify with the church as well as those who wander among spiritual traditions or whose primary spiritual communities are ones of care or activism. We invite spiritual directors, pastors and social activists. We invite teachers and nurses and social workers. We invite spiritual seekers, trans-religious, and non-affiliated. Through our retreats, certificate, and diploma programs we hope to support the many ways people seek the Divine and contribute to their communities.