In addition to these curricular strategies for promoting spiritual formation, faculty attempt to make the GDCP a community where faith is supported and encouraged.
In 2013, a team of students led by one faculty member conducted a consultation project to evaluate the effectiveness of spiritual formation training in the GDCP.
One of the 2013 consultation projects involved evaluating student and alumni perspectives on spiritual formation training in the GDCP and then providing feedback to the faculty.
Students come to the GDCP with high expectations for how they will be formed spiritually, and it is a high priority for faculty to provide formation opportunities for students.
The role of the academy in spiritual formation seems an important topic to discuss and consider in the GDCP community in the months and years ahead.
We began by describing the faculty's noble intentions for how we do spiritual formation training in the George Fox University GDCP, which was to be expected.