Ministry Development |
Clinical Pastoral Education |
Continuing Education |
Education for Ministry Program of
the University of the South
The Progoff methodology is a valuable resource for the development of
ministers. Progoff was a pioneer in advocating the importance of spiritual
growth as a component of psychological development.
methods provide an integrated set of procedures for deepening inner
experience in the context of your entire spiritual life. They provide an
ongoing spiritual discipline for working actively and systematically at an
inner level reaching toward an experience of greater meaning.
"The ultimate task of psychology is to re-establish a person's connection to
the sustaining and creative forces of life...through an experience of meaning
and spiritual authenticity in the inner life."
"...the net result of modern psychology has been to reaffirm man's experience
of himself as a spiritual being."
"Intensive Journal approach... deepens the level of experience and
this draws an individual into contact with the profound sources of inner
"Intensive Journal work is indeed a type of prayer and
meditation...in the midst of the actuality of our life experiences."
For these reasons, our program has been hosted at leading seminaries,
sabbatical programs, and spiritual centers. The Progoff methodology
provides a tool for ministers to use throughout their career, and balance
the needs of family, church staff and their congregation. Rev. Dr. James D.
Millerís article, "The Intensive Journal Method: a Tool for Ministry"
provides a detailed summary of how he used our method over the course of his
35 year career in ministry. Click here
to read the article.