Spiritual Formation Certificate Module 3 - Spiritual Memoir: Formative Points in Our Graced History

Event Date(s): Sat, 2020/11/14 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: Online - Zoom
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre

This event is Module 3 of the Spiritual Formation Certificate 2020-2021. The Spiritual Formation Certificate 2020-2021 offers 7 modules, beginning September 19, 2020 running through April 17, 2021. A minimum of 6 modules are required to receive a certificate of completion. However, all 7 are recommended.

About This Module

Did you know that writing your God story is a biblically directed spiritual practice?

This is what the Lord God of Israel says; Write in a book all the words that I have spoken to you. Jeremiah 30:2

This module invites participants to think about telling their story, to stop, reflect, and sift through ordinary life moments that became extraordinary. You will begin to record these divine touch points, documenting the places where the mystery of God's providence came alive and made a difference in your spiritual journey.

The focus will be on the frame of your memoir, you will uncover a central theme, choose your key characters, content, and voice. You will engage with a variety of guided writing prompts, plus learn creative ways to get started, how to jumpstart blocks, and tips to keep you writing.

Remember, we all have a unique story to tell.

Learning Outcomes

  • Experience creative ways to recollect, reflect, and record your story.
  • Nurture your awareness of God's presence in your life through engagement with the practice of spiritual memoir, poetry, prose and journaling.
  • Discover how each formative touch point in your story intertwines with God's greater narrative.
  • Gain resources, exercises and tools to enrich the writing of your spiritual journey.


Rev. Dr. Ouida Pihulyk, BFA, MTS, DMin., CSD, Certified Expressive Arts Practitioner

Ouida is a pastor, spiritual director, and expressive arts practitioner. As an active contemplative, she believes we spiritually transform holistically - body, mind, and spirit. She has taught many spiritual formation workshops form this focus with an emphasis on refreshing your spiritual journey through creative and imaginative ways to see, taste, and hear God's purpose in your everyday lives.


$125.00. There is a 10% discount for Tyndale full-time students, alumni and staff. You will need to contact the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre to receive a discount code before registering online. Email tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca to receive a promo code.


As Tyndale Seminary’s programs have had to move online due to the pandemic, the Spiritual Formation Centre Certificate Programs are no exception. Although the in-person classroom is the preferred experience, the online curriculum for the three certificate programs promises to be truly immersive. While maintaining important elements of community through live streaming, conversations will be enhanced by independent study in preparation for each session. Online programming will also offer the opportunity for others to participate who would have otherwise not been able to do to distance and time restrictions.

Register for Module 3

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Email tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca.

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