Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know that this program is right for me?

We encourage you to discern carefully. In your own times of prayer. With those you love. And, ideally, through something like a clearness committee (Parker Palmer offers a great guide on These are the sorts of questions you might consider:

  • Do you hunger to grow deeper in contemplative spirituality and, at the same time, a commitment to naming and challenging systems of oppression?
  • Are you willing to be vulnerable? Can you face the painful reality that part of your self-identity is wrapped up in the myths that allow oppression to flourish?
  • Are you willing to accept that God wants to conspire with you to co-create another world? To not only understand that our world is “fucked up” but that the Spirit longs to work in and through you to bring healing into this fucked up world?
  • Do you believe this season of your life is the best time to dig into these questions?

Is this program accredited? 

At this time, our offerings are not accredited. Continuing education credits may be available within a student’s field. An accepted student may request a syllabus from the Center for Prophetic Imagination to provide to their continuing education office. Beyond that, we are early in the process of approaching seminaries to explore whether they might give course credit for our intensives.

Do I need to be a Christian to participate?

We at the Center for Prophetic Imagination do our work with a set of core principles. If exploring these values stirs your soul, we welcome you to apply to our programming regardless of whether or not you self-identify as a Christian. 

Are scholarships available?

We’ve worked hard to make the program affordable. We offer a sliding scale to make our program available to as many people as possible. Nevertheless, we don’t want to turn away any applicant because of inability to pay. If you would like to apply for the 2 year cohort or an individual intensive but find the cost prohibitive, contact us and we’ll work with you as much as we’re able.