Spiritual Formation Scripture Study

Friday Nights, 7-9 PM

Beginning Friday, Jan. 20

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The Spiritual Formation Scripture Studies group welcomes Yale graduate students, faculty and professionals, and their spouses. These studies engage our Christian core values using practices of spiritual formation in the context of our academic and professional lives. The goals of spiritual formation include: knowing and experiencing God’s Love, finding our identity in Christ, opening ourselves to the Holy Spirit, living our faith intentionally, and practicing spiritual disciplines. We use inductive Bible study skills to discover practical ways to better live out our faith.  There is time for prayer and sharing, time for listening to insights gleaned from experience, and time to discuss practical problems we all face. We have separate groups for men and women that are open throughout the school calendar year. To find out more about this semester’s schedule click HERE.

Spiritual Formation Study Groups

Yale graduate and professional students, faculty and affiliates, and their spouses are all invited to join our spiritual formation Bible study groups. Challenge yourself to live vocationally!

Mens Study, ”Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Formation”: Hosted by Isaac Choi, Visiting Fellow, Rivendell Institute

Women’s Study, “ Spiritual Formation through the Words of Christ”: Facilitated by Amy Chai, MD, MS; Sue Smedley, Fellow; and Karen Mahan, Fellow

Location: 291 Edwards St, New Haven, CT 06511.

The following map shows parking locations near Rivendell:


Time: Men and Ladies groups same schedule listed below. Friday Nights 7:15-9:00 PM

Spiritual Formation Colloquium

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Rivendell hosts an annual spiritual formation colloquium for students in the graduate and professional schools, as well as their faculty and spouses. We feature panelists from a variety of professional and academic fields who share from their experience on various topics, primarily relating to how they have sought to follow Christ in the midst of academic, professional, and personal pursuits. This year, we plan to expand our colloquium to include men’s issues in our discussion of personal and vocational topics.

Past presenters include: Dr. Amy Chai, Associate; and Chitra Kavoor, Marketing, Management and Education; Dr. Jean Koh Peters, Yale Law School; Dr. Margarita Mooney, Yale Sociology research fellow; Dr. Bo Karen Lee, Princeton Theological Seminary; Dr. Pam Haas Cochran, Sewanee University; Dr. Angeanette Roberts, virologist and apologist; Nancy Yao Maasbach, Yale China Center; Dr. Ellice Wong, Yale Medical School; and Dr. Linsey Courtney, Yale Oncology Pharmaceuticals.