Module 1: Introduction to Spiritual Formation: Knowing God, Knowing Myself

Online registration now open. You can buy tickets at the bottom of this page, or register on Eventbrite.

John Calvin wrote that wisdom “consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” An introduction to spiritual formation can best begin by learning more about ourselves. In this module, we will take a look at our God-given talents, learned skills, spiritual gifts, and personalities, so that we can know how God has designed us to serve. We will undertake three inventories in preparation for this module: a spiritual gift inventory, a ‘sacred pathways’ evaluation, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (R). When you register for this certificate program you will be contacted by the instructor with information about completing these inventories ahead of the class. Please note: to cover the cost of the inventories, there will be an additional charge of $25, instead of $125 for the module, it will be $150 for this first module.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the various ways God equips us in life and ministry
  • Discover how gifting and personality preferences come together to make each one’s spiritual formation journey different
  • Appreciate that there are different ways that people connect most easily with God.

Dr. Jeff LoachFacilitator: Dr. Jeff Loach, MDiv, DMin, OblSB, ThM, CSD

Jeff is Lead Pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Nobleton, a Certified Spiritual Director, and an adjunct instructor of spiritual formational Tyndale Seminary. He is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (R).


Saturday, September 23, 2017


Module 1 is $150.00 which includes 3 inventories/assessments. The facilitator will contact you once you are registered.

Tyndale full-time student, staff and alumni can receive a 10% discount. You will need to email the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre at tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Promo%20Code) to receive a discount code before registering online in order to receive this discount.