In the summer of 2021, Gordon-Conwell formally transitioned to new degree programs. Learn More. The program below remains active for students who entered before that time who have not yet graduated. No new students are being accepted into this specific program.
Credit hours: 60
Completion time: 2 years (full-time study)
Digital Option: Up to 50% digital/remote
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Help others become better disciples by shepherding and encouraging them in the discernment of the Spirit. Through the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation, you will be equipped to provide spiritual formation for individuals or groups through counseling, spiritual direction, teaching, church programs and worship. You’ll discover deep history and traditions that inform Christian spirituality, and will deepen your understanding of the Word of God.
An optional concentration in Spiritual Direction is offered in conjunction with Selah (part of Leadership Transformations, Inc.).
The M.A. in Spiritual Formation may also be pursued as a one-year add-on to the Master of Divinity (M.Div.).
Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation students come from a range of backgrounds—laity, college ministry staff, para-church workers, psychotherapists and counselors—seeking to better discern the Spirit and integrate spiritual formation into their current vocations. If you desire to become more Christ-like and help shepherd others in their pursuit of Christ-like character, this degree is designed for you.
Scholarships & Financial Aid Are AvailableLearn More