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29 March 2021

Faith & Spirituality at CYM

At CYM we are more than a just a specialist college, we are a community of faith. We believe each person is uniquely made, loved, valued and gifted by God. We are committed to working with others to share with you – and to encourage you – as you grow and develop holistically. This means we are interested not only in your professional development as a practitioner, but also in your theological formation and spiritual development as a person.

“spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is a gradual progressive development that will take the rest of your life.” 
– Rick warren

There is real truth in this quote. Growing in God is a lifelong adventure. But it is an adventure that requires intentionality. During your time with CYM, we will encourage you to become more intentional in developing your faith and exploring your calling, whatever that might be.

 

Encouraging your Spiritual Growth

 

During your time at CYM you will have access to a number of different discipleship opportunities. Here are the variety of ways that CYM offers to help you grow in your faith:

  • Engagement with theological thought and reflection.
  • Providing space to reflect on and develop your ministry.
  • Promoting a sense of community where everyone is accepted and valued – a place where we can learn to grow in God, with and through others.
  • Regular tutorials with staff.
  • Access to College chaplains for spiritual and pastoral support and guidance.
  • Weekly chapel meetings where the community gathers for worship, reflection and prayer. This includes opportunities to lead chapel individually or in groups.
  • Belonging to a supportive network of students who pray and care deeply for each other.

Even during lockdown, we have found that engaging in spiritual disciplines and online opportunities to be together has been a real encouragement for students and teaching staff alike. May we continue to support one another and enjoy the journey together through the many seasons of life!

Graham bright
Senior Lecturer and Practice Co-ordinator – CYM 

 

 

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Above: Graham Bright, Senior Lecturer & Practice Co-ordinator, CYM