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Spiritual Formation Opportunities facilitate students' experience and understanding of God's truth through study of the Bible, exposure to corporate worship, and opportunities to understand the relationship offered to us in Christ.

Every full-time undergraduate student participates by attending at least 20 Spiritual Formation Opportunities each semester. There are typically more than 300 opportunities each semester from which to choose. These opportunities are offered most weekdays at various times in order to offer convenience to all students.

Students present their ID cards to be scanned at each Spiritual Formation Opportunity to allow our office to keep attendance, which can be accessed by each student on his/her MaloneXpress page. Late-arriving students will not be allowed to scan their ID cards.  Any discrepancies in your SFO credits must be addressed with the Office of Spiritual Formation within 10 days of the event. No adjustments will be made after this time period.

Students not meeting the minimum expectation of Spiritual Formation Opportunities will receive fines on their Malone account. These fines will be assessed on the last regular class day of the semester at 5 p.m and are processed through the Malone University Business Office. The number of credits will determine the amount of the fine. For example, 19 credits = $35 fine; 18 credits = $70 fine, etc. The money received from these fines will benefit future Malone students attending the annual Jubilee Conference via the Office of Spiritual Formation.

If you find yourself in an extenuating life circumstance or are unsure if the requirement applies to you, please use the form found here to begin a conversation with us. Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee an in-person meeting, a reduction, or an exemption. All forms will be considered and a response or request for a meeting will be emailed to you. Forms must be submitted no later than February 13, 2015.

Our office understands the needs of students and welcomes a healthy and productive discourse about Spiritual Formation guidelines at Malone. Please feel free to contact our office at 330-471-8441 or email us at fcvevghnysbezngvba+znybar+rqh or visit us at the Barn anytime.