Worship at CDSP

"Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?" (The Baptismal Covenant, Book of Common Prayer)

Spiritual life is a vital concern within the CDSP community. This includes growth in personal prayer, corporate worship, and the development of a Christian style of life committed to "serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself."

Christian formation is nurtured through disciplined personal devotion and prayer as well as through regular participation in corporate worship. In our baptism we are brought into a new life in Christ's death and resurrection and are made a part of a community of faith.

The community of faith at CDSP gathers to pray, hear the word of God, sing God's praises, and share the sacrament at All Saints Chapel.

Students are expected carefully to consider incorporating the following into their life at CDSP as a means to enhance their ongoing Christian formation: It is anticipated that CDSP students make chapel attendance a regular part of their time at seminary. As students prepare themselves through studies to be the ordained and lay ministers of the church who are responsible for the worship, Christian education and pastoral care of the people of God, it is expected that they will ground their learning through regular participation in the prayer and sacramental life of the seminary community.

  • Participate in class weekends and periodic Quiet Days arranged by the school.
  • Complete at least one elective course dealing specifically with Christian spirituality.
  • Seek a spiritual director with whom they can deepen their own spiritual life.
  • Students in the M.Div. program are required to officiate and read in chapel on a regular basis. Other students may also serve in this manner if they so desire.
  • All students are urged to read and become familiar with the CDSP Chapel Customary.

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