"Though I have been clearly aware of the transcendent formation that has occurred in my life, the Epiphany Certification Program has provided me with the framework against which I can better understand and articulate all of the ways in which this formation has shaped me. I look forward to the help I am receiving…and to whatever type [of opportunity] God may provide. I pray that the Mystery will continue to soften my heart so that whatever growth God grants me I can use for the sake of others."
-- Celia Merrill of Albuquerque, New Mexico Executive Director, Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico
"Studying formation science provides a wonderful means of articulating the wonders of the Christian spiritual journey...I have already used formation science terminology in open-hearted dialogues with my Muslim neighbors and my “secular friends” --regarding the underpinnings of one’s spiritual walk."
-- Rebecca Letterman, PhD of Rochester, New York - Seminary Student and Teacher
Epiphany Certification Program
The Epiphany Certification Program (ECP) pursues the highest levels of excellence in adult formation, both theoretically and practically.
It is a unique, ongoing and innovative formation opportunity offered by Epiphany Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.
The ECP curriculum consists of an ordered series of six courses. The first three explore formation theology, anthropology, and science and the second three facilitate their application to everyday life and ministry. Building on the groundwork of the first three courses, these final courses extend the application of the theory of formation to the variety of ministerial settings in which our students serve family, church, and society.
In order to accommodate the varied professional and ministerial commitments of our students, ECP courses are structured uniquely. Two options are available: our ECP Regular Cycle and our ECP Summer Cycle. Regular Cycle courses run from Wednesday noon through Saturday noon and are offered in March, June, and October. Summer ECP courses are typically offered in late July.