- Last Updated: 19 April 2013
Diploma in Spiritual Formation (24 Credits, recommended as a Two-Year Program*)
This program of spiritual formation studies offered in conjunction with the Urban Sanctuary to lay a theological and methodological foundation for lay persons who possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. This program is designed to strengthen Christian character and foster a solid sense of calling and mission in students' personal and professional lives.
Graduation from this program should enable the student to demonstrate:
1. Personal, behavioural and spiritual maturity with a commitment to ongoing growth through the use of spiritual disciplines, direction and an articulated rhythm of life.
2. The capacity to critically integrate biblical and theological insights into their growing understanding of evangelical spiritual formation studies.
3. A clearly articulated sense of calling to glorify God in this world in a unique and joyful pattern discerned by the student and their community of faith within a missional framework.
4. An appreciation for spiritual community through friendships and small group experiences.
*To maximize the benefit of this program, it is recommended that classes be spread over a two-year period.
Bible (9 credits)
BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics
NT 416 New Testament Introduction
OT 417 Old Testament Introduction
Spiritual Formation (15 credits)
SF 513 Spiritual Formation Models 1
PT 540 Spiritual Formation Models 2
TH 527 History and Theological Foundations of Spiritual Formation
SF 613 Biblical View of Anthropology and Suffering
SF 614 Theology of Sabbath, Rest and Rhythm of Life
Total Credits 24
If you would like more information about this program, please feel free to submit a Request for Information or speak to an admissions counsellor at 431-5200 (local) or 1 (800) 567-4988.