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Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

Beginning with its first spiritual formation class in 1984, Garrett-Evangelical has long been at the forefront of Protestant seminaries in supporting faculty and developing programs in the area of spiritual formation.
Through rigorous academics paired with profound spiritual formation, the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Direction provides you with advanced training in the spiritual and devotional practices that lead to both personal and communal growth.
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About the Rueben P. Job Institute

Established in 2012, the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation of laity and clergy, named after a renown figure in the field of spiritual formation, Bishop Rueben P. Job. An alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical, Bishop Job’s ministry pioneered spiritual formation practices within The United Methodist Church. During his lifetime, Bishop Job was at the forefront in spiritual formation, serving as consultant in Christian spirituality, spiritual retreat leader, spiritual guide, and author or co-author of more than 20 books. The Institute, as well as the Rueben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation, are a lasting legacy to Bishop Job’s lifelong commitment to his field and ensures that Garrett-Evangelical continues to prepare well-formed spiritual leaders for many generations.