Spiritual Formation at Tyndale will facilitate the deepening of your love for God and others through the practice of spiritual disciplines, spiritual retreats, personal reflections, and communal worship. This program is geared towards teaching you the transformational process of how to become like Jesus, how to facilitate spiritual growth and discernment, how to hear God’s voice, and how to guide others to learn the same as a Spiritual Director.
Theologically and Practically Based
Our faculty will give you an informational and formational learning experience on how to have a deeper relationship with God in your daily life. Our program explores Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and Celtic church traditions with a focus on an Evangelical perspective of Spiritual Formation. In addition to core academic courses, our program introduces you to off-campus spiritual retreats that integrate silence and solitude, spiritual disciplines, and spiritual exercises.
Our program includes two semesters of spiritual direction internships as well as courses on critical topics such as Prayer and the People of God, Protestant Spiritual Traditions, and, Finding Your Way: Principles of Spiritual Direction. Throughout the program you will be guided and supervised by Certified Spiritual Directors.
Certified Spiritual Director Preparation
Our program prepares you with the educational requirements to become a Certified Spiritual Director (CSD), a designation granted by the Canadian Council for Professional Certification. The combination of academic study and applied spiritual direction internships gives you the foundation to serve in various ministry or workplace settings.
Upon completion, our graduates find employment in:
- Pastoral ministry
- Para-church organizations
- Spiritual Direction
- Certified Spiritual Director
- Youth Ministry
- Workplace settings
- Retreat Coordinator/Speaker
- Christian Education
Degree and Diploma Options
Master of Divinity
Master of Theological Studies
Master of Theology
6 courses + thesis
Doctor of Ministry
6 intensive modules
1 major project
Applying to Tyndale Seminary as a full-time or part-time student can be done online and is free.
Visiting & Occasional Students
I wish to take classes at Tyndale Seminary but do not want to be admitted into a degree or certificate program. If you have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to take graduate-level course you can become an occasional student or audit a course... Visiting & Occasional Student information
Contact Admissions at: 1.877.TYNDALE (896.3253) | 416.218.6757 (local) | admissions [at] tyndale [dot] ca
You have multiple commitments; yet God has called you to further your studies, to gain new levels of expertise, and to deepen your commitment to Christian leadership in your ministry or profession. Tyndale Seminary understands. That is why we designed several ways for you to approach your course work:
You can interact with faculty, students, and visit our exhibit hall to speak with representatives from each academic program.
Seminary Preview Evening
This is your chance to interact with faculty, meet current and future students, tour the campus, attend a class, and meet with our admissions team. Dinner will also be provided.
Not able to make it to one of our campus visit events but you would like to check out our campus? No problem — to book a personal campus visit please email visit [at] tyndale [dot] ca to arrange a date. You may also complete the registration form and choose a personal visit.
Do you have questions? Connect with an Admissions Counsellor to discuss your options.
Areas of Study
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Education and Formation
- Christian Foundations
- Church in the City
- Global Mission and Intercultural Studies
- Pastoral and Chinese Ministry
- Pastoral Ministry
- Pentecostal Studies
- Salvation Army Studies
- Spiritual Formation
- Theological Studies
- Youth and Family Ministry