Spiritual Formation

“To understand God truly”

The integration of academic learning, practical know-how, and spiritual insight is a central characteristic of Berkeley’s educational program. In this respect, spiritual formation takes place in every part of the seminary’s life, yet particular attention is given to the spiritual life through an emphasis on daily worship, individual and small group spiritual direction, retreats and quiet days, and class pilgrimages.

The goal, as described by Professor Emeritus David Kelsey, is “to understand God truly,” and it has long been the ethos of the entire Yale Divinity School to foster such a knowledge and love of God as its core institutional mission.