What is Spiritual Formation?

Spiritual Formation is a process of becoming more Christ-like. To accomplish in part through the learning and practice of spiritual disciplines such as meditating on scripture, practicing silence and solitude, and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. This will enable an integrated and holistic deepening of one’s love for God and neighbour, expressed in mission and service.

Finding One's Calling
What Are Certified Spiritual Directors?
Companions committed to helping believers grow

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A list of Spiritual Directors

Now, with God's help, I shall become myself - Soren Kierkegaard

A vocation is more then just a job or a career. God has created each person with a unique personality. It influences how one relates to people and situations. God has gifted us and part of our calling is to express these gifts in ministry. Spiritual Formation is about discovering oneself in order to live out one's calling.

Spiritual Disciplines

The spiritual disciplines invite one to experience a way of life oriented towards God. The disciplines involve an element of self-reflection, self-examination, and contemplation such as prayer and sacred reading to help increase one's love for and knowledge of God and others. The challenge of these disciplines is to integrate the heart and the mind so that a life oriented towards God is realized.

Uniqueness of Spiritual Formation 

Spiritual Formation combines both experience and theory. It invites those who have a desire for God, to practice the spiritual disciplines so they will have a deeper understanding and experience of God. Spiritual Formation concerns itself with one's place in the world. It is interested in renewing one's outlook towards all of life. This will create new structures in life that are based on a biblical foundation.

Ministry and Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation graduates work in : 

  • Spiritual Director
  • Youth or Children's Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Sunday School teaching
  • Bible Study leading
  • Retreat planning
  • Pastoral/Clinical counselling

Disclaimer: Unofficial Academic Information
For official academic information such as degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisites, and schedules, please refer to the Office of the Registrar website.