Spiritual Formation Module 6: Art & Spirituality

Event Date(s): Sat, 2024/03/30 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: Online
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre
Tyndale Spiritual Formation Certificate offers 7 modules, beginning September 30, 2023 running through April 27, 2024.


We are all creative as we have a creative God who instilled beauty into our souls. Our inner artist yearns to be participants in the healing of the world by bringing images, words and actions that inspires others and attract people to God’s amazing love.

Art making process is a creative journey which help deepens our spiritual experience of both our inner life and the world around us as we being more aware of the beauty and goodness in the creation. The process of art making is a contemplative and healing process as we mediate on Scripture and religious art and reflect on our relationship with God.

Art becomes a container of projections and expressions of longings for God. Often times, art is used as part of our worship to God. Colours and patterns become coding of how we see and experienced God. Each person is uniquely created in the image of God to glorify Him. Art can also offer an alternative vocabulary, narrative and language of hope for the marginalized and outcast, being the voice for the voiceless. This module is very interactive and experiential, no previous art making experience is required except for an open heart.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover and develop creative gifts through arts and imagination
  • Develop pastoral and practical applications connecting art, imagination and spirituality in the spirit of contemplative prayer, to nurture our attentiveness to God’s presence in our daily lives
  • Become more aware of our emotions and bodily sensations
  • Experience the healing power art and giving voice to the voiceless and marginalized in our society

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ChrisB Liu

M.Sc., RP

ChrisB is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and registered art psychotherapist in the UK. She earned her the Master of Science in Art Psychotherapy in Edinburgh, Scotland. ChrisB has always been fascinated by the potential of images in bringing people together, and to evoke a range of feelings and reflections. ChrisB specializes in working with the immigrant populations and Indigenous communities who are living with trauma and other mental health issues. She also worked with adult male inmates and provided spiritual art therapy groups in Toronto. Through her experience in art therapy and workshops, she witnessed God’s mercy and love as she helped people explore their spirituality through art-making.

Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong

M.Div., CSD

Joseph Wong is the Director of the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre. He is also the Executive Director of Cascadia Living Wisdom. Joseph is a Spiritual Director and serves as a Pastor at Mosaic Baptist Church in Markham. He is passionate in bringing together theology and social justice, spirituality with culture and arts, and walking with fellow Christians to rediscover God’s presence and calling in their lives. Joseph has done missional work in China, South Africa and the First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario. Joseph loves to travel and make pilgrimages to Holy Places and Sacred Sites.

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