Spiritual Formation Certificate Module 4 - Soul Companions: Developing a Hospitality of the Other

Event Date(s): Sat, 2021/01/09 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: Online - Zoom
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre

This event is Module 4 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

The Gospel of John begins his gospel with a story of Jesus’ hospitality. Two disciples of John the Baptist see Jesus walking along the road, and curious, they follow him. Jesus turns around and asks, “What do you want?” His question goes beyond why they were following him, to the heart of who they are. “What are you looking for? What do you need? What are you lacking in your life?” Jesus could have given them a house number when they ask him where He was staying, but, seeing the deeper nature of the question, Jesus invites them to “Come and see.” Hospitality is understood as “inviting the stranger,” “creating space in our homes and in our hearts to receive “the other.” It is a way of being in the world yet, somehow, we have lost it.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand more deeply Christ's hospitality.
  • Consider Christ's hospitality and how it impacted on others.
  • Discover creative ways to share hospitality to strangers.


Misa Mochinaga  MDiv, ThM, CSD

Misa manages the bookstore at Tyndale supporting students and faculty alike. Misa is also a pastor of a Japanese congregation in Scarborough. As a spiritual director and supervisor to spiritual director interns, Misa enjoys walking along side others in their spiritual journey.


$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.

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Email tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca.

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