Appendix B.5 – Christian Colleges and Seminaries that Promote Contemplative Spirituality

The following comes from a 2012 Lighthouse Trails article titled “Christian Colleges that Promote Contemplative (i.e., Spiritual Formation).” Within the original article, web-linked examples are included for many of these institutions.



  1. Abilene Christian University
  2. Acadia Divinity College
    Nova Scotia, CA
  3. ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University
    BC, Canada
  4. Alberta Bible College
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  5. Ambrose University
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  6. American Christian College & Seminary
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  7. Anderson University
    Anderson, IN
  8. Anderson University
    Anderson, SC
  9. Ashland Theological Seminary
    Ashland, OH
  10. Assemblies Of God Theological Seminary
  11. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
    Valley Forge Christian College Branch Campus
    Phoenixville, PA
  12. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
    Lakeland, Florida
  13. Azusa Pacific University
    Haggard School of Theology
    Azusa, CA
  14. Baptist Theological Seminary of Southern Africa
  15. Barclay College
    Haviland, Kansas
  16. Baylor University
    Waco, TX
  17. Beeson Divinity School
    Birmingham, AL
  18. Belmont University
    Nashville, Tennessee
  19. Bethel University
    St. Paul, MN
  20. Bethel Seminary
    San Diego, St. Paul, East Coast campus
  21. Biblical Theological Seminary
    Hatfield, PA
  22. Biola University
  23. Briercrest Bible College
    Saskatchewan, Canada
  24. Bryan College
    Dayton, TN
  25. California Baptist University
    Riverside, CA
  26. Calvin College
    Grand Rapids, MI
  27. Campbell University
    Buies Creek, NC
  28. Campbellsville University
    Campbellsville, KY
  29. Canadian Mennonite University
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    A Contemplative Approach To Youth Ministry
  30. Carey Institute
    Vancouver, BC
  31. Cedarville University
    Cedarville, OH
  32. Christian Theological Seminary
    Indianapolis, IN
  33. Christian University (GlobalNet)
    ministry of RBC Ministries – online
  34. Cincinnati Bible Seminary (of Cincinnati Christian University)
    Cincinnati, OH
  35. Cincinnati Christian University
    Cincinnati, OH
  36. Corban University
    Salem, OR
  37. Colorado Christian University
    Lakewood, CO
  38. Columbia Theological Seminary (Presbyterian)
    Decatur, GA
  39. Columbia International University
    Columbia, SC
  40. Cornerstone University
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Spiritual Formation Department
  41. Dallas Theological Seminary
    Dallas, TX
  42. Drew University
    Madison, NJ
  43. Duke Divinity School (Duke Univeristy)
    Durham, NC
  44. Eastern Mennonite Seminary
    Harrisonburg, VA
  45. Eastern University
    St. Davids, PA
  46.   Emmanuel Bible College
    Kitchner, Ontario, CA
  47. Emmanuel School of Religion
    Johnson City, Tennessee
  48. Fresno Pacific University
    (Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary)
    Fresno, CA
  49. Fuller Theological Seminary
    Various Campuses Throughout US
  50.  George Fox University Seminary
    Newberg, Oregon
  51. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
    California and Arizona
  52. Gordon College
    Wenham, Massachusetts
  53. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
    South Hamilton, MA
  54. Grace Theological Seminary
    Winona Lake, IN
  55. Grand Canyon University
    Phoenix, AZ
  56. Greenville College
    Greenville, IL
  57. Harding University
    Searcy, AR
  58. Harding School Of Theology
    Nashville, TN
  59. Hope College
    Holland, MI
  60. Hope International University (AKA: Pacific Christian College)
    Fullerton, CA
  61. Houghton College
    Houghton, NY
  62. Indiana Wesylan University
  63. Intervarsity Christian Fellowship NW
    Portland, OR
  64. John Brown University
    Siloam Springs, AR
  65. John Wesley College
  66. Lancaster Bible College
    Lancaster, PA
  67. Lee University
    Cleveland, TN
  68. Le Tourneau University
    Longview, TX
  69. Lincoln Christian University
    Lincoln, IL
  70. Liberty University
    Lynchburg, VA
  71. Lipscomb University
    Nashville, TN
  72. Luther Rice Seminary/University
    Lithonia, GA
  73. Mars Hill Graduate School
    Bothell, WA 98021
  74. Malone College
    Canton, OH
  75. Messiah College (Brethren in Christ Church)
    Mechanicsburg, PA
  76. MidAmerica Nazarene University
    Olathe, Kansas
  77. Milligan College
    Milligan College, TN
  78. Montreat College
    Montreat, NC
  79. Moody Bible Institute
    Chicago, Illinois
  80. Mount Vernon Nazarene
  81. Multnomah University
    Portland, Oregon
  82. Nebraska Christian College
    Papillion, NE
  83. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    New Orleans, LA
  84. Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
    aka Northern Seminary
    Lombard, Chicago, Rockfor, IL,
  85. Northeastern Seminary
    Rochester, NY
  86.  Northpark University
    and Northpark Theological Seminary
    (Evangelical Covenant Church)
  87. Northwest Nazarene University
    Nampa, ID
  88. Northwestern College
    Orange City, IA
  89. Northwestern College (University of Northwestern)
    St. Paul, MN
  90. Nyack College
    Nyack, NY
  91. Oklahoma Christian University
    Oklahoma City, OK
  92. Oklahoma Wesleyan University
    Bartlesville, OK
  93. Olivet Nazarene University
    Bourbonnais, IL
  94. Oral Roberts University
    Tulsa, OK
  95. Ozark Christian College
    Joplin, MO
  96. Pacific Rim Christian College
    Honolulu, HI
  97. Palm Beach Atlantic University
    Palm Beach, Florida
  98. Pepperdine University (Bible Lectures)
    Malibu, California
  99. Phoenix Seminary
    Phoenix, AZ
  100. Prairie College Of The Bible
    Alberta, Canada
  101. Providence College And Seminary
    Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada
  102. Reformed Theological Seminary
    Several locations in U.S.
  103. Regent College
    Vancouver, BC
  104. Rockbridge Seminary
    Springfield, MO 65804
  105. Rocky Mountain College
       Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  106. Rock Bridge Seminary
  107. Rolling Hills Bible Institute
    Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  108. Samford University
    Birmingham, AL
  109. Shorter College
    Rome, Georgia
  110. Simpson University
    Redding, CA
  111. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    Wake Forest, NC
  112. Southeastern University
    Lakeland, Fl
  113. Southwest Baptist University
    Bolivar, Missouri
  114. Spring Arbor University
  115. Talbot Seminary (Biola)
    La Mirada, CA
  116. Taylor Seminary/Taylor College
    Edmonton, AB, CA
  117. Taylor University
    Upland, IN
  118. Youth Conference
  119. Toccoa Falls College
    Toccoa Falls, GA
  120. Trevecca Nazarene University
    Nashville, TN
    121. Spiritual Formation Program
  121. Trinity Western University
    Langley, B.C. Canada
  122. Trinity International University
    Deerfield, IL
  123. Tyndale University College & Seminary
    Toronto, CANADA
  124. Vanguard University
  125. Western Seminary
    Portland, Sacramento, San Jose
  126. Western Theological Seminary
    Holland, MI
  127. Westmont College
    Santa Barbara, CA
  128. Wheaton College Graduate School
  129. Whitworth Univeristy
    Spokane, WA
  130. William Carey Institute
    Vancouver, BC


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