Christopher T. Copeland

Director of Leadership Development and Spiritual Life, and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Spirituality

Copeland teaches in the discipline of spirituality with a particular emphasis on the role of spirituality and spiritual practices in the formation of healthy, faithful, religious leaders. His scholarly interests include the intersection of the Enneagram and spiritual practices, reflected in his dissertation, Exploring Effects of the Intersection of the Enneagram and Spiritual Practices upon the Spiritual Lives of Divinity Students. Copeland is an ordained minister, spiritual director, teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, labyrinth facilitator, and InterPlay leader.

Education

BS, Wake Forest; MDiv, Emory; JD, Emory; DMin, San Francisco Theological Seminary

Religious Affiliation

Alliance of Baptists

Courses Taught

  • Spirituality of the Enneagram
  • Spirituality and Discernment
  • Sabbath as Spiritual Practice
  • Embodied Spirituality
  • Celtic Spirituality
  • Spirituality and Prayer
  • Worship Matters
  • Children in Worship
  • Worship Practicum
  • Art of Ministry

Select Sermons, Educational Series, and Church Presentations

  • “Heart of Enneagram.” A podcast exploring the gift of the Enneagram as a resource for self-awareness and spiritual formation.
  • “The Enneagram for Ordained Ministry.” A training for ordination candidates for the Salem Presbytery.
  • “Living into Resurrection.” A sermon on John 11 at Green Street United Methodist Church.
  • “The Enneagram as a  Tool for Spiritual Growth.” A workshop for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.
  • “Embodied Spirituality.” A workshop for participants in the Apprehending God retreat for Christians exploring a deeper faith.
  • “The Enneagram of Spiritual Practices.” A presentation on spiritual practices for each of the Enneagram types, Green Street United Methodist Church.
  • “Worship Planning as a Spiritual Practice.” A workshop for WFUSD alums exploring the impact of designing worship through a process of intentional spiritual growth.
  • “The Enneagram for Enhancing Communication.” A training for staff leadership of Carolina Donor Services.
  • “There’s No Place for Placement in Theological Education: A Holistic Approach to Career Services.” A workshop for student personnel administrators of the Association of Theological Schools.
  • “The Enneagram for Team Building and Conflict Management.” A workshop for the Office of Financial Aid at Wake Forest University.
  • “Deepening the Spiritual Life through the Enneagram and Spiritual Practices.” A multi-day workshop and retreat for First Christian Church, Winston-Salem.
  • “Vocation, Leadership, and Chaplaincy.” A workshop for chaplain residents at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
  • “The Enneagram as a Tool for Effective Clergy Leadership.” Workshop for UCC Communities of Practice.
  • “The Enneagram for Spiritual Care Providers.” Workshop for chaplain residents at UNC Health System.
  • “The Enneagram for Therapists.” Workshop for social work interns at Triangle Family Services.

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
  • Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition, Board Member
  • Iona Community, Associate Member
  • Spiritual Directors International
  • InterPlay, Certified Leader

Contact

Email: copelact@nullwfu.edu

Phone: 336.758.3629

Office: Wingate 108

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