Do you have a passion helping others mature and grow deeper in their walk with God?
Are you tired of seeing the spiritual decline in your community and nation and want to be part of God’s in its reversal?
Are you frustrated at the lack of resources and support available out there for people passionate about growing deeper in Christ?
If you answered yes to any of the above, Carey’s Spiritual Formation programs may be for you.
In a survey conducted by Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, it was found that just 14% of Canadians read the Bible at least once a month in 2013 (down from 28% in 1996). Another survey reports that less than 40% of Canadian Christians pray every day. Put simply, it would seem that the majority of Canadian Christians do not pray or read the Bible daily or even weekly! This is a symptom of the lack of spiritual formation in their lives–the lack of which has often cause believers to feel lost and burnt-out in life.
The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation Program
The Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MASF) prepares believers for leadership in the area of spiritual formation. This includes such settings as congregational formation ministries, lay leadership training, spiritual direction and retreat ministries. The MASF is shaped by the conviction that the process of being formed by the Holy Spirit through God into the likeness of Christ involves both the inward journey of a deepening life with God and the outward expression of that life in compassion. Designed with two, eight-day retreats at the heart of the program, the MASF is a 48 credit hour program, delivered through a blend of residential, hybrid and on-line courses.
The goals of the MASF program are to equip students to be able to:
- think biblically and theologically about the content of spiritual formation and the experience of the Christian life;
- situate life experiences in relationship to formative biblical movements and learn to find one’s life narrated into the Great God Story;
- appreciate how persons in various times have come to know and be formed by God;
- be encouraged by the persistence of God with God’s people and deepen respect for the diverse ways in which God’s people have responded to the invitation to live a deepening life with God;
- evidence practices and perspectives that sustain life with God; deepen Christian character and increase self-understanding;
- design, lead and assess ministries of spiritual formation and the public work of the church.
If you have a passion or calling to become a spiritual leader or guide and desire to have solid training to fulfill God’s purpose in disciplining and growing a spiritually mature church, the Master of Arts program or the Centre for Spiritual Formation non degree program is for you.
Apply today and help others grow deeper in their walk with Christ.
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