Formation Mentoring

Dr. Marilyn Elliott has developed and facilitates this 7-week, non-accredited course designed to build a foundational understanding of human formation. Each participant is invited into shared spiritual practices and focused conversation around formational ideas. The class is gentle, focused, and practical.

Joining this cohort necessitates a commitment to participate with a whole heart: being present when we meet and offering your life as openly as you are able. Each person’s contribution impacts the spiritual dynamics of the whole.

Registration is open to all – staff, spouses, students, faculty, community members, etc. Evening sessions are open to men and women; morning sessions are for women only.

Level 1 is offered each fall, and Level 2 is offered in the spring. Completion of Level 1 is necessary for participation in Level 2. An Advanced Mentoring class is offered for those who have completed Levels 1 and 2 and who wish to gather as a group to continue their individual formation through reading and conversation; the Advanced Mentoring class meets once per month. All classes are on Tuesdays.

The cost is $50 for each (Advanced Mentoring is free); childcare is provided for ages 6 weeks through 12 years with prior registration and a one-time $5 registration fee (per family, not per child). In addition, each participant is required to order several books to read outside of class; these may be purchased through Amazon.

For more information or to register, please email karen.thornton@asburyseminary.edu.