The Annand Program for Spiritual Formation

This endowed program, sponsored by Berkeley Divinity School but open to all YDS students, is committed to preparing students for spiritually informed service and scholarship as well as lay and ordained ministry. Annand’s initiatives are intended to foster personal spiritual formation, provide experience with a variety of spiritual disciplines, offer students a broad view on trends in spiritual expression, and nurture integration of students’ spiritual and intellectual life. Among Annand’s programs are the First Year Formation Groups—small groups specially designed to support spiritual growth as students make the transition to Divinity School life. Other offerings include individual and group spiritual mentoring, quiet days, workshops, and a variety of other small-group activities. The Annand Program is a helpful resource for students asking questions about faith or striving to deepen their own spiritual formation. M.Div. students often find Annand initiatives particularly supportive as they seek to fulfill spiritual growth and formation expectations for their portfolio. More information is available by contacting Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, 203.432.9291, or