Howard Baker, DMin
Assistant Professor of Christian Formation; Director of Christian Formation; Director of the Soul Care Initiative
MDiv with a Christian Formation/Spiritual Direction Concentration
Do you want to walk alongside others as they discover and respond to God’s presence in their lives? Do you already do that, but want to make it official with the breadth and depth of a master of divinity degree that is as versatile as it is powerful? Within the context of the MDiv curriculum, the concentration in christian formation and spiritual direction will have you explore biblical and historical examples of spiritual direction, the wisdom of spiritual classics, and dynamics of the spiritual journey while receiving practical training in the art of spiritual guidance. This concentration will prepare you to provide spiritual leadership that will help people take the next step in their lives.
How Can I Use This Degree?
- Pastoral, teaching, and leadership positions inclined toward formation, spiritual direction, and discipleship
- Spiritual direction in church, parachurch, or retreat settings
- Further education and training leading to teaching in university or seminary contexts
This concentration is available in Denver.
Dr. Howard Baker, Assistant professor of Christian Formation, director of Christian Formation, and director of the Soul Care Initiative is the author of Soul Keeping and The One True Thing, and a contributor to The Transformation of a Man’s Heart, Giving Ourselves to Prayer, and The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible.
For more information about this degree program, please contact the Admissions Office or call 303.762.6937.