About the Rueben Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

The Rueben Job Institute is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation, developed by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. We are pleased to honor Bishop Rueben Job in this initiative. As an alumnus of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Bishop Job’s ministry has pioneered spiritual formation practices within the United Methodist Church. Garrett-Evangelical has continued this pioneering work through the development of the United Methodist Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation and spiritual formation/direction specializations throughout our degree programs.

The Institute is pleased to partner with Hearts on Fire: United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders and Covenant Communities of Spiritual Directors.

Participate with us in this work.

We are pleased to announce the full funding of the Rueben Job Endowed Professor of Spiritual Formation. For the full range of spiritual formation/direction programs at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, visit: www.garrett.edu/spiritual.

Frederick W. Schmidt

Director
Rueben Job Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

                                                                                            Stone Paths photo by Nancy Mangano Rowe

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • HEARTS ON FIRE
    Brenda Buckwell will offer a six-week on-line course: Help! Integrating Spiritual Formation into the Congregation beginning August 4, 2014.

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  • COVENANT COMMUNITIES
    Summer: Brenda Buckwell's course: Help! Integrating Spiritual Formation into the Congregation. Fall: Dwight Judy will offer course on Discernment in Spiritual Direction. For information and registration click below!

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  • FALL COURSE
    Discernment in Spiritual Direction with Dwight Judy. For information and registration click below!

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Faculty of the Rueben Job Institute

  • Frederick W. Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Rev. Frederick W. Schmidt, Ph.D.

  • Rev. Jane Venard

    Rev. Jane Venard

  • Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell

    Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell

  • Rev. Dwight Judy, Ph.D.

    Rev. Dwight Judy, Ph.D.

  • Rev. Wendy Miller

    Rev. Wendy Miller

What’s next?

Watch for more on-line courses soon. Grow with us, as we continue to develop relationships with Hearts on Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders, and Covenant Communities of Spiritual Directors.