Certificate in Prophetic Spirituality

The Center for Prophetic Imagination exists to nurture prophetic witness. And one of the ways we do this is through our two year Certificate in Prophetic Spirituality.

Do you long for a just world? Do you believe that it is the Spirit that has put that longing within your soul? Now, more than ever, the world needs prophetic voices. We’ve created our Program in Prophetic Spirituality for people like you.

Maybe you’re a young adult that is struggling to find your niche in the world. Or you’ve been working in ministry or activism for a while, but feel on the edge of burnout or simply recognize that you need to make changes in the way you are living out your vocation.

There are two ways to engage in our Program in Prophetic Spirituality:

  1. Apply for our 2 year cohort-based program. Over the course of 2 years, you’ll take five 1-week intensives and two online courses.
  2. Apply to individual intensives and online courses on your own schedule.

Folks who complete all five intensives and the two online courses will be awarded a Certificate in Prophetic Spirituality, even if they don’t taken them in sequence.

By participating in our Certificate in Prophetic Spirituality, you will:

  • Reclaim a Christianity where justice and spirituality are one.
  • Discern a deeper sense of vocation.
  • Experience the Spirit of God in a deeper, transformative way.
  • Understand the interconnection between God, the land, and humanity.
  • Receive validation that you aren’t alone.
  • Find new courage to take the lead in reshaping or challenging unjust systems.
  • Cultivate new practices for integrating spirituality and action.
  • Earn continuing ed credits.

The emphasis of our Certificate in Prophetic Spirituality is the work of prophetic ministry–that work that exists at the intersection of deep spirituality and radical praxis.

Our program has been designed with two complimentary constituencies in mind: faith leaders who long to go deeper into the practices of prophetic action and activists who want to anchor their work in deep spiritual vitality.

Our program draws upon the wisdom of spiritual directors and activists, scholars and storytellers, wilderness guides and urban artists. 

The five core intensives of our two year certificate draw upon a significant time in the life of Jesus:

  • Jesus in the wilderness (intensive one)
  • Jesus in the countryside as he heals the sick and casts out demons (intensive two)
  • Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration (intensive three)
  • Jesus in the Temple (intensive four)
  • Jesus’ death and resurrection (intensive five)

Two online courses supplement these intensives with deeper study in the history of radical Christian spirituality as well as the nature of the oppression with which we struggle.

Together, we will embark on a journey of transformation that will re-shape our way of seeing and engaging the world so that, like the prophets, we might become people of action who are deeply rooted in the presence of God.