Within the context of Christian spirituality in any organization, Spiritual Formation in a way is seen as the process by which those who have come to accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior are helped to conform to the image of Christ in their lives and within the context of community. As evident in the scriptures; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, and Romans 12:1-2, the goal of Spiritual Formation activities is Christ-likeness and, it focuses on transformation of people’s lives.
Formation as it is known to be is an organic, life-long, and wholistic process involving right thinking, right behaviors, and right feelings of individuals towards themselves and others. It focuses on the ordinary maturing of people’s relationship with God which inturn impacts on their relationship with others.
LATS is a worshipping community that places value on spiritual formation. As Christian institution, we believe spiritual and academic pursuit should be pursued together. Hence, at LAWNA Theological Seminary, emphasis is placed on personal and community formation by providing a rich environment and activities that provides the enabling formational opportunities to students, faculty and staff alike.
Spiritual Formation at LATS aims at facilitating in the seminary community, a deepening of our love for God and others through the practice of spiritual disciplines, personal reflections, and communal worship. It is an exercise that is geared towards a transformational process of how to become like Jesus in ways that facilitate spiritual growth.
In LAWNA Theological Seminary, we are committed to the spiritual well being of our students in order to ensure that we are producing leaders with the right mindsets for the numerous churches we are serving and invariably the society at large.
As a Seminary, we carry out our Spiritual Formation activities in the following ways:
- Spiritual Formation courses like ‘Spiritual life’ and ‘Spiritual life of the Minister’ are taught both at the Undergraduate and Masters level in the Seminary with the purpose of giving our students different pathways that leads to growth in their lives and ministries.
- It is compulsory for students and staff to partake in this spiritual exercise geared towards the spiritual development of the students.
- Chapel services are held on Monday to Friday; and attendance is required of all students and staff. These chapel services provide spiritual upliftment for all with each service devoted to singing, prayers and the preaching of the word.