Spiritual Formation

Tyndale Seminary Spiritual Formation


Spiritual Formation at Tyndale will facilitate the deepening of your love for God and others through the practice of spiritual disciplines, spiritual retreats, personal refl​ections, 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.

Degree & Diploma Options

Doctor of Ministry

Number of courses: 12
Duration: 3 Years

Master of Divinity

Number of courses: 27
Duration: 3 Years

Post-Graduate Diploma

Number of courses: 8
Duration: 1.5 - 2 Years

Concentration in Spiritual Formation

MTS and Graduate Diploma students may use their elective courses to complete a four-course concentration in Spiritual Formation

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Internship Requirements

An internship is required to successfully complete an MDiv in Spiritual Formation. The internship requirements are designed to help lead to certification as Certified Spiritual Director (CSD).

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