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Rueben Job Institute Online Courses

Job Institute Online Courses

The Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation partners with Garrett-Evangelical's Connectional Learning to offer a number of online courses for continuing education credit each year. These online courses provide an opportunity for both clergy and lay to explore meaningful facts of their own spiritual formation and their leadership with others in spiritual formation/direction ministries. These instructors interact with students each week over a six-week period and while there are weekly deadlines, participants are able engage the class on their own schedules within each week. For most courses, participants spend 3-4 hours per week to complete all aspects of the course and receive 2 CEUs.

For more information about any of the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation online courses, please contact us at or call 847.866.4547.

Summer 2018: One Course Offering

Spiritual Disciplines and Prayer
June 24 - August 17, 2018
Rev. Dr. Dwight Judy, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Formation, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Fall 2018: Three Course Offerings

Interfaith Spirituality for Christians
August 20 - September 28, 2018
Dr. Ruth Judy, Associate Core Faculty, Sofia University

Retreat and Small Group Leadership Training
October 1 - November 9, 2018
Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell, Director of Living Streams Flowing Water Spiritual Formation Ministry

Creativity and Divine Surprise: Contemplative Creative Expression in Spiritual Direction and Formation
November 12 – December 21, 2018
Rev. Dr. Karla Kincannon, Affiliate Faculty, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary


Winter 2019: One Course Offering

Benedict on Campus: Spiritual Formation with Youth and Emerging Adults
January 21 - February 28, 2019
Rev. Dr. David MacDonald, University Chaplain, Ohio Northern University

Spring 2019: Two Course Offerings

The Resounding Word: A Lenten Journey Toward the Resurrection
March 6 - April 27, 2019
Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell, Director of Living Streams Flowing Water Spiritual Formation Ministry

The Practice of Christian Mindfulness
April 29 - June 6, 2019
Dr. Amy Oden, Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University