Diploma in Spiritual Formation (24 Credits, recommended as a Two-Year Program*)

Program Description
Program Objectives

Course Requirements

Program Description
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.

Program Objectives
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.

Course Requirements

Bible   (9 credits)
BI 412       Biblical Hermeneutics

NT 416      New Testament Introduction
OT 417      Old Testament Introduction 

Spiritual Formation   (15 credits)
PT 540      Spiritual Formation* 
SF 521      Theology of Discernment: Hearing and Responding to the Voice of Jesus
SF 522      Theology of Community: Learning to Love with Engagement
SF 523      Theology of Formation: Merging Passion and Spiritual Habits into Virtue
SF 524      Theology of Calling: A Multi-Layered Identity

Total Credits     24

*It is recommended that PT 540 be completed before registering for the Spiritual Formation courses
(SF 521-524).

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.