CFP Structure and Timeline

“Five Speed Bumps”

The Christian Formation Process (CFP) is not a mentoring relationship or a discipleship opportunity. It is a series of intentional “pauses.” The Process uses five reflective tasks to slow us down. Seminary life can seem so busy as we run from class to class and ministry to ministry that we may forget the main reason we are here. We want to be formed in the image of Christ for the sake of others. The CFP “speed bumps” will hopefully be invitations to pause and consider with a Faculty Guide how your formation is going. It’s all about making space for God.

Admission/Acceptance

  • Invited upon confirmation to participate in Asbury Access, a new social media group experience – led by Asbury staff, alumni, and students
  • Oriented to “Asbury Experience” and CFP through Asbury Access and New Student Orientation

First Semester

  • Email Note from Provost about CFP – first week
  • First Speed Bump – Email Invitation to complete the Spiritual Transformation Inventory (STI) – second week
  • Email Announcement of Faculty Guide and TK20 Portfolio — after first half of semester
  • Email Re-introduction to CFP via website – send Tutorial
  • Upload Rule of Life/Spiritual Autobiography to TK20 – if completed in CD 501 or CO 600/601

1/3 Mark

  • Email Announcement of first Conversation with Faculty Guide – Second Speed Bump
    • Email invites student to complete first TK20 Student Formation Survey
    • Student schedules and attends first Conversation with Faculty Guide
    • Guide completes first TK20 Faculty Survey
  • Optional Retreat for Middler Students – “Renewing Call”

2/3 Mark

  • Email Announcement of second Conversation with Guide – Third Speed Bump
    • Email invites student to complete second TK20 Student Formation Survey
    • Student schedules and attends second Conversation with Faculty Guide
    • Guide completes second TK20 Faculty Survey

Final Mark

  • Email Announcement of third Conversation with Guide – Fourth Speed Bump
    • Email invites student to complete third TK20 Student Formation Survey
    • Student attends third Conversation with Faculty Guide
    • Guide completes third TK20 Faculty Survey
  • Fifth and Final Speed Bump — Email Invitation to complete Spiritual Transformation Survey (STI) for second time – second week of final semester