Lay School of Theology

The Lay School of Theology is a continuing education program for all who wish to enrich their Christian faith.

Early Christian Spiritualities,
A Beginning

Presenter: Rev. Tomeka C. Jacobs

When: April 10, 2024 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET

This course seeks to challenge traditional narratives and center women from the early Christian experience as an aim to empower you to critically engage with early Christian spiritualty. Through this brief introduction we will engage in contemplative and meditative practices of these early Christian mothers a ways towards a more just and inclusive spiritual path for the present and future.

Dr. Jacobs currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Care at Lexington Theological Seminary. She calls the displaced lands of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Shawnee, and Osage people (Kentucky) her home. As an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, she has had the privilege of working in Level 1 Trauma Centers as a Complex Care, Cardiac, Oncology and Adolescent Psychiatric Chaplain; Pastor; Research Fellow in Neuroscience and Contemplative Studies with Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom with Dr. Rick Hanson; Spiritual Director; Internal Family Systems Fellow; and leader in Higher Education. On this journey she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from the University of Louisville, a Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Claremont School of Theology. Dr. Jacobs’ experience in spiritual and contemplative modalities draws her to spaces of deep connection, pain, and transformative possibilities. She is  informed by science, as a chemist and her love for physics; neuroscience and its creative possibility in transforming our reactivities through mindfulness, contemplative, and spiritual practices; theology as spirituality is my expertise and ethos, my ethic; and I am deeply informed by artistry and story.

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