The Schools of Sustainable Faith guide you into the contemplative life. They help you keep restful, life-giving rhythms. They spawn healthy, embodied spiritual practices. They nurture self-awareness and vocational clarity. They launch kingdom enterprises.

The School of Mercy & Justice (SMJ)

Born out of a partnership with Vineyard School of Justice and the Winnipeg Centre Vineyard, the School of Mercy & Justice (SMJ) is currently being piloted in a few cities. SMJ is a school of spiritual formation for those who feel called to work with the poor, underserved and oppressed and desire to lean into an active life while embodying a contemplative posture. We believe that cultivating a deep, vibrant interior life with God is critical for those engaged in the work of mercy and justice.  

For an overview of our year together and a little more about the history of the SOMJ see the menu below the dates to the right. 


  1. Fill out a brief application

  2. Have a phone conversation with the cohort leader in your desired location

  3. Confirm your desire to participate

  4. Submit a deposit to secure your spot

    (You can begin the registration process with the REGISTRATION button to the right.)


The cost of tuition for the SOMJ is $1,200 USD. This represents about a 25% tuition reduction of the actual cost which is closer to USD $1,600 USD. We have generous support and partnerships and will continue to provide scholarships for as long as we are able to do so.

Location & Dates

Each school spans 9 months with
10 transforming days

Columbus, OH (Fri/Sat) Hannah Estabrook
Sept 27-28, 2019
Dec 6-7, 2019
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2020
Mar 27-28, 2020
May 29-30, 2020

Winnipeg, MB (Fri/Sat) Suhail Stephen
Oct 18-19, 2019
Dec 6-7, 2019
Feb 7-8, 2020
Apr 3-4, 2020
May 29-30, 2020