Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership

Support for the spiritual heart of clergy of all denominations

SAVE THE DATE: June 2024 – October 2025

Are you looking for a new way to live and lead faithfully?


Program runs June 2024 – October 2025 on ZOOM

Enrollment opens October 15, 2023.

If you’d like to know more or be put on a waiting list, you can contact the registrar, Chris, at chris@shalem.org.

Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life & Leadership Program addresses the challenges of a life that ideally is centered in God and committed to spiritual practice but is all too quickly overtaken by stress, isolation, burnout and time management issues. Going Deeper provides an opportunity for clergy of all denominations to focus intentionally on the inner work that can foster a transformation of heart and embody a Spirit-led practice of ministry. In the face of administrative and cultural pressures, clergy are invited to “center down,” as Howard Thurman describes, and listen for the Spirit’s guidance in challenging times.

  • Enrollment opens: October 15, 2023
  • Early Bird (Discounted cost): Apply by April 15, 2024
  • Regular cost: Apply by May 15, 2024
  • At-Home Preparation Begins: June, 2024
  • 1st Residency: July 31 – August 5, 2024 (on Zoom)
  • At-Home Work: August 2024 – July 2025
  • 2nd Residency: July 23 – 28, 2025 (on Zoom)
  • Final Project Due: October 15, 2025

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Free Info Session

Join us on Zoom to discern about the rightness of this program for you. Talk with the Director and recent grads. Choose a date below to register in advance.


Chris Jeffery is the Registrar for Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life & Leadership Program and can be contacted at chris@shalem.org.


Our mission is to nurture contemplative living and leadership.


In 2025, Shalem will be a dynamic and inclusive community, empowered by the Spirit, where seekers engage in transformation of themselves, their communities, and the world through spiritual growth, deep connection, and courageous action.