S&A Certificate Program


The Spirituality and Aging Certificate program, developed in tandem with NTS West and the be.group, enables participants to gain an understanding of the essential role of spirituality and how spirituality enhances the efficacy of other health care and congregational services to and with older adults.

Programs today targeting older adults often rely upon outdated models, paradigms that do not reflect current cultural trends, or an incomplete understanding of the deeper issues faced by persons in the later stages of life. Today’s research shows that what is often lacking in older adult programming is an emphasis on the spirituality of aging.

This certificate program will focus on developing an awareness of spirituality in aging, allowing participants to engage the spirituality of the older adults whom they serve as well as their own spirituality in a manner that is wholistic and is sensitive to spiritual formation and human development.

The Program includes a half-day retreat and four half-day classes to be held on the third Saturday of each month (not December). The retreat will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016. The classes will be held:

  •  Saturday, October 15, 2016
  •  Saturday, November 19, 2016
  •  Saturday, January 21, 2017
  •  Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Certificate program provides continuing education credit for those seeking hours for:

  • BRN
  • BBS
  • RCFE
  • NAB
  • Denominational Continuing Education requirements


To find out more about this program, click here.

To enroll into the certificate program, click here.