Gateways to God Spiritual Direction Training Program at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center
Gateways to God is a training program in spiritual direction offered jointly by Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center and the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. The training is offered during six mini-retreats:
November 7-10, 2011, M-Th
March 26-29, 2012 M-Th
June 1-4, 2012 F-M
November 5-8, 2012 M-Th
March 11-14, 2013 M-Th
May 31-June 3, 2013 F-M
By attending all six retreats at Rolling Ridge, persons can fulfill two of the five courses they would need for the UMC Spiritual Formation Certificate. They will still need to take a Bible course, a UM Studies course, and another course in spiritual disciplines/prayer or spiritual guidance (the details of the Spiritual Formation Certificate are here).
To receive academic (and certificate) credit for a retreat, students must sign up for STH TC 893 W1: Spirituality Practicum, for 1 credit per semester except in any semesters where there are two weekend retreats, in which case they should register for 2 credits. Dr. Claire Wolfteich is the professor of record for the course. The course is WebReg restricted, so only the Registrar is able to register students for the course.
Each non-STH student who wishes to participate in a retreat for credit must fill out a shortened form of the STH online application and would be admitted as “special students.”
Special students pay the STH normal per-credit tuition rate, but STH gives them a 70% tuition scholarship for this to make it affordable.