CAREY’S VISION IS TO EMPOWER FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR EVERY GENERATION, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.
OF ARTS IN SPIRITUAL FORMATION
EMPOWERING FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS for every generation, culture, and community.
If you are interested in exploring more fully a deepening life with God and at the same time increasing your capacity to lead others in spiritual formation, this unique program has a lot to offer you. The MA in Spiritual Formation program is built around two signature courses (The Inward Journey and the Outward Journey) which have proven to be very formative in student’s lives. This program prepares students to offer leadership in the area of spiritual formation which may include congregational formation ministries, spiritual direction, the public work of the church and retreat ministries. The creative combination of online and face to face courses allows you to explore Spiritual Formation wherever you might live.The MASF program reflects Carey Theological College’s deep commitment to the well-being of all of God’s people and His church and we would welcome walking with you for your benefit and the strengthening of others.
Dr. Les Biggs
PART-TIME STUDY DURATION
SPIRITUAL FORMATION (THROUGH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CSF)
BIBLE STUDY AND TEACHING
NORTH AMERICAN CHINESE CHURCH MINISTRIES (NACCM)
CAMPUS/COLLEGE STUDENT MINISTRIES
Through this MASF program students will be able to:
Think biblically and theologically about spiritual formation and the experience of the Christian life; situate life experiences in relationship to formative biblical movements and learn to find lives 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.
All MASF students are required to complete the seven-day signature retreat/hybrid courses through the Centre for Spiritual Formation. CSF 500 & 610 are designed to foster both the practice of personal spiritual disciplines and spiritual companionship through community living.
Following the first 7-day retreat, students enter a 6-month period of guided and peer- supported study and development that includes spiritual companionship and personal study. The primary focus is the participants' personal spiritual development in the context of his or her own life and ministry. Following the second retreat, students develop their spiritual practices and awareness of participating in the unfolding plan of God for this world. This is done under the guidance of a spiritual director, through planning and fulfilling a volunteer project of their own design and other assignments. Meeting with their spiritual companionship group may continue.
“Carey has constantly exceeded my expectations with the quality of courses, professors and flexibility of the programs.”
David Ohori, First Baptist Church Prince George
“In Carey school you will find your life with Christ so close. The campus and friends around you are so deep in their faith.”
Gibril Koroma, Winnipeg campus
FOUNDATION COURSES (15 CREDITS)
COR500 - Interdisciplinary Cornerstone Module - 12 CREDITS
BIBL510 - Bible Foundation - 3 CREDITS
DIRECTION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
CSF600 - Living the Outward Journey - 6 CREDITS
FOCUS COURSES (12 CREDITS)
Evangelism & Mission
Leadership & Administration
SPECIALIZATION COURSES (12 CREDITS)
POSSIBLE SPECIALIZATION COURSES:
APPL512 - Worship: Theology & Praxis
FORM500 - Character & Call I
FORM501 - Character & Call II
INDS630 - Faith and Life Module
THEO504 - The Gospel in a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Faith World
THEO618 - Theological Integration for Mission and Ministry
HIST503 - Historical Insights for Contemporary Issues
MISS535 - God's Mission for God's People
THEO520 - Doctrinal Heritage of the Church
SYNTHESIS COURSES (9 CREDITS)
EVANGELISM & MISSIONS
MISS535 - God's Mission for God's People
MISS540 - Advocacy and Proclamation
NACC635 - Rethinking the Mission of the North American Church
NACC670 - Reading the Contexts of Chinese Churches
APPL577 - Pastoral Counseling
APPL635 Professional Ethics & Spiritual Care
FORM500 Character & Call I
FORM501 Character & Call II
SPIR500 Spiritual Formation I
SPIR501 Spiritual Formation II
SPIR588 Introduction to Spiritual Direction
SPIR593 Spiritual Formation of Children and Families
LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION
APPL623 - Conflicted Church, Conflicted Leaders
APPL628 Missional Leadership
APPL660 The Life of the Preacher
APPL690 Supervised Ministry (6 credits)
NACC680 Leadership Issues in the North American Chinese Church
SPIR690 Leading Spiritual Formation Ministries
|YEAR 1||Cornerstone Module (12)||Bible GS|
|CSF 500: Inward Journey||Elective #1||Elective #2|
|YEAR 2||CSF 600: Outward Journey||Elective #3||Elective #4|
|Capstone, Practicum, Spiritual Direction (9) + Elective #5|