Spiritual Formation & Discipleship
As a community of believers, our first desire at Gordon-Conwell is to worship and engage with God, both corporately and individually. We believe that academic learning divorced from a life of biblical spirituality and holiness neither honors God nor serves His people. Working with the local church, our goal is to grow our students so that their experiential knowledge of God in Christ is evidenced in their character, outlook, conduct, relationships and involvement in society.
With chapel, daily prayer times, spiritual retreats, on-campus community groups, overseas missions trips and ministry experiences in and around Boston, the opportunities for spiritual growth abound. Consider how Gordon-Conwell can help you grow in your relationship with God as you seek to worship Him with your whole heart, soul and mind.
Explore these valuable resources for spiritual growth at Gordon-Conwell:
- Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
Within the context of a loving Christian community, the Pierce Center prioritizes lifelong intimacy with Jesus Christ while developing incarnational disciple-builders.
- Chapel Services
Held twice each week, chapel provides our diverse community with the opportunity to worship God together and hear His Word preached.
- The Discipleship Initiative
The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for one-to-one discipleship that encourages the student’s personal relationship with God to develop alongside their seminary education.
- Daily Prayer for the Nations
This 30-year, student-led tradition brings students together every day to pray for the global mission of the church.
- Overseas Missions Practicum (OMP)
Gordon-Conwell mobilizes, trains and sends out teams of students into cross-cultural areas around the world where they can serve the poor, share their faith and network with Christians and missionaries from a broad spectrum of other cultures and church traditions.
“One of my favorite classes was “The Practice of Prayer.” Through this class, I developed a passion for prayer which I believe will stay with me for my entire life.”
Michelle Sanchez, M.Div. and Th.M. ’09, Chicago, Illinois
“We are not just committed to training minds and teaching skills. We are also committed to caring for the hearts and souls of our students.”
Dr. Stephen Macchia, Pierce Center Director