Every aspect of seminary life—academics, worship, personal interaction, service, private life—is an opportunity for spiritual development.
Seminarians and their families have special supports for that struggle and growth as they live with the Holy Spirit on the Mountain. Spiritual directors can offer insight and care. Although spiritual direction for seminarians is not mandatory, many find it a helpful discipline. Those in formation for ministry, and other family members as well, are encouraged to make use of this spiritual practice.
The seminary also has quiet days, special seminars, workshops, retreats, and reflection groups that help clear your mind and confirm your faith. Sometimes, just a simple hike along the perimeter trail is spiritual development in its own right. Every year, students take the initiative to form their own prayer groups, bible studies, service projects, and far more.