Amma Syncletica said: “In the beginning, there is struggle and a lot of work for those who come near to God. But after that, there is indescribable joy. It is just like building a fire: at first it’s smoky and your eyes water, but later you get the desired result. Thus we ought to light the divine fire in ourselves with tears and effort.”

“Our primary calling as followers of Christ is by him, to him, and for him. First and foremost we are called to Someone (God), not to something (such as mother, politics, or teaching) or somewhere (such as the inner city or Outer Mongoli).” – Os Guinness

The Spiritual Formation of Leaders three-weekend course prepares Christian leaders for Spirit-empowered life and ministry by equipping them with a deeper awareness of spiritual formation, mindset formation, and formation as a life-long journey. The theoretical and experiential approach to this course will include formal instruction, participation in soul-training exercises, retreat, class discussion, interviews, and teamwork.

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The Course

Spiritual Formation of Leaders


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Term Weekend Seminary Course
Oct 27-28, Nov 17-18, Dec 8-9, 2023
Friday night, all day Saturday

Instructed by Dr. Carmen Kampman, this course focuses on the spiritual formation and development of those who are called to be leaders, but also addresses the topic of spiritual formation more broadly. Students will explore principles of spiritual formation, personal growth, and the practice of spiritual disciplines for their own lives in order to become more effective leaders and mentors.

Please note: The final weekend will involve a retreat at Queen’s House in Saskatoon. There will be an additional cost associated with this. More details will follow as available.

Carmen Kampman

Carmen Kampman, D.Min

Spiritual Formation | Leadership

About Dr. Kampman
Course Delivery Options

On Campus


How to Join

For Credit

Current students can register for this course by contacting the Registrar’s office. If you are interested in taking this course but not have yet applied, please visit the applicable admissions page.

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