Christian Spirituality Minor

The Christian Spirituality minor provides a formal way for students to attend to their growth in Christian faith during their college years. This minor introduces you to the historical and theological foundations of Christian spirituality and teaches you the practices that cultivate spiritual growth. You’ll also learn the dynamics and value of life together on the journey of faith. The program culminates with a pilgrimage journey.


When you minor in Christian spirituality, the program culminates with a pilgrimage journey, or "SoulJourn." On this journey, you embark on a spiritual pilgrimage to a "sacred site," traveling to the home territory of a Christian saint or ministry.

Through this SoulJourn, you will better understand the testimony of a faithful Christian life through readings and a first-hand encounter with the physical context of the person's life and ministry.

Courses and Degree Requirements

Just a few of the courses you’ll take in this minor include "Foundations of Spiritual Life," "Formative Christian Community," and "Christian Discipleship." Review all of the Christian Spirituality minor courses and requirements.

With a Christian Spiritualty minor, you will be required to take a minimum of 31 credits, including at least 15 upper-division credits.

To apply to the Theology major/minors or to view your degree progress, sign in to Banner, select "Grades and Transcripts," and then "Undergraduate Degree Status Check."

Theology-Related Internships

Undergraduate students in the School of Theology have worked in churches, parachurch organizations, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

To find information about possible theology-related internships and employment opportunities, there are many resources available to students, including:

  • SPU’s internship and job-posting system, SPULink, is updated weekly with ministry, church, and service positions. Students and employers regularly make use of this site.
  • SPU’s Center for Career and Calling provides employment and internship resources for students and employers. Contact CCC at 206-281-2485 or

Robert Drovdahl

Why I Teach at SPU

Robert Drovdahl, Professor of Christian Ministries and Education

“I teach at SPU because it attracts bright, faithful students. Through teaching and advising, I am honored to guide these students’ exploration of God’s calling on their lives. Seattle and the Pacific Northwest provide an unmatched environment for this journey of discovery.”

Financing Your Education

In 2016–17, 94 percent of undergraduates received SPU gift aid (including scholarships). See how we can design a financial aid package for you.