College-Level Forming Course

We now offer the Forming Course at the college and seminary level !

We begin with the same basic content that is offered to churches and other Christian organizations, but the approach requires a great deal more from participants who are working at college or graduate level.

For the Instructor: We give you the actual PowerPoint presentation slides and all the presentation notes, so you can teach the course live.  You also receive all the notes we normally supply to group facilitators, which outline the objectives and processes involved in the course as a whole as well as each session. The course is designed to take 12 sessions. If your institution has semesters or quarters in which the students meet more that 12 times, you will have ample time to supplement with your own material on spiritual formation.

For the Student: The book Forming: A Work of Grace is the primary text used along with a Student Guide which contains exercises and additional articles to help internalize the material. Students are also required to read one additional book on spiritual formation (The Divine Conspiracy at the seminary level or Shaped by the Word at the college level), and write several significant reaction papers regarding the material presented in the course.

You can download a PDF that summarizes the course here: Download

You can download a suggested course syllabus here:
( this is in Rich Text Format which can be read by any word processor )  Download

Please note: The College Level materials (PowerPoints and Student Guide) are only available to educational institutions. We cannot supply these materials to churches, para-church organizations, or small groups. Also, this course has not yet been accredited. 

Educational Institutions interested in further information or in obtaining the presentation materials, should contact David Takle directly at .

Attention Christian High Schools!

We would love to talk to you about adapting Forming for High School Seniors! Imagine giving young people the means to shape their spiritual life before they get out into the world! Kingdom Formation Ministries will provide all the materials at a reduced cost for High School use. If you are interested, please contact David.

Change by Grace is the Student Guide for the course.

It contains all of the exercises needed for full participation in the course, as well as a number of articles and personal notes that help the student internalize the material being taught (124 pages). Books can only be ordered by direct contact with

The primary text for the course is Forming: A Work of Grace.
This is available from our distribution partner Humble Shack on their Web Store, or from