What is Christian Spiritual Formation?
“SPIRITUAL FORMATION IS INTEGRAL TO CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION – IT IS THE BIBLICALLY-GUIDED PROCESS IN WHICH PEOPLE ARE BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THE LIKENESS OF CHRIST BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN THE FAITH COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO LOVE AND SERVE GOD AND OTHERS.”
- COUNCIL FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
What does it look like to grow in your Christian faith as a Malone student?
At Malone, all faculty and staff members are dedicated to the spiritual well-being of students, but it is the primary focus of the Office of Spiritual Formation.
The OSF is on the 2nd floor of the Randall Campus Center (Barn). We help students to process everyday life and Christian faith through conversation or mentoring. We also create spaces of worship and learning for students to grow in their relationship with God and others.
“Linda has been working with Malone students since the 90's. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The job she loves most is being mom to her two young adult kids. On campus, Linda likes to teach, mentor students, and lead small groups. She's an introvert posing as an extrovert and an Enneagram 1w2. Give her some free time and she'll most likely kayak, read, watch movies, or hang out with her dog Kona.”
“Alicia is Malone’s Leadership and Discipleship Coordinator. She has worked with college students since 2015 and loves seeing students make their faith their own and integrate it in every aspect of their life. She has her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. Alicia loves engaging in conversations about social justice, backpacking, and her nephew. Outside of work, Alicia likes baking, hiking, sewing, and reading at local coffee shops. ”
“Andrew is Malone’s Worship Arts Coordinator. Andrew has served in the local church for over 15 years through worship leading, pastoral care, spiritual formation, and preaching. He earned his Bachelor’s (2006) and Master’s (2013) degrees from Malone, and is thrilled to now be on staff. It was here at Malone that he had a deeply transformative experience in Christ, and he is excited for the opportunity to come alongside students in their own formation process. Andrew is married to Emily and they have two children and a cockapoo. In his free time he enjoys reading, vinyls, tea, exercise, Cleveland Guardians baseball, painting, and making music.”