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.

Bible Study
“We’re often looking for these broad sweeping movements that God’s in our life after they’ve already occurred, but with spiritual direction we’re able to see the daily working of God and practice the presence of God, that was really enriching for me.” Stacey Campbell [MDiv 2013]

Degree and Diploma Options


Master of Divinity

27 courses
3 years

MDiv Info


Master of Theological Studies

18 courses
2 years

MTS Info


Graduate Diploma

9 courses
1 year

Diploma Info


Master of Theology

6 courses + thesis
1 year

ThM Info


Doctor of Ministry

12 courses
3-4 years

DMin Info

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“The Tyndale Seminary community shaped how I respond to differing theology within spiritual direction.” Sarah Patterson [MTS, DMin] alumna Ordained Certified Spiritual Director