Welcome to MSFL

  • What if you could take God to a therapist?

    Susan Isaacs’ one woman show, Angry Conversations with God, will be presented in the Ralph Carey Forum at Spring Arbor University on April 23 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

  • Apply Now

    If you are serious about coming on board and joining our MSFL program at Spring Arbor University, we invite you to start the application process.

  • Blog Corner

    Looking for thought-provoking dialogue and enriching conversations? Check out our Blog Corner, where our dedicated MSFL bloggers discuss faith and spirituality.

  • The Power of Pause

    The MSFL program hosted the Fall 2012 Christian Spirituality Lecture Series on September 20 and 21. The series featured Terry Hershey, author of “The Power of Pause,” and took place in White Auditorium on SAU’s main campus. Learn more…

Welcome to MSFL

Thank you for paying our homepage a visit. We trust that what you find in here will give you a good idea of what God’s doing through our Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation (MSFL) program. Please check our site time and again!


From The Director’s Point of View

- Eric Magnusson, D.Min.

Welcome to the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Leadership program (MSFL). We are delighted that you are considering our graduate program!
The MSFL is designed as a cohort-based, hybrid program that allows you to travel through the degree with a group of others who are seeking to bring the life of the mind together with life with God in the world. Read more…


What Leaders Are Saying

Richard J. Foster, founder of Renovare

Author of Celebration of Discipline

“I give my highest endorsement to Spring Arbor University’s Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Leadership (MSFL). I have followed the development of this program from its inception and know each of the professors who teach in it.”

“The curriculum will provide you with a solid grounding in the theology, conceptual framework and practice of Christian Spiritual Formation.”

M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., PhD

Author of Invitation to a Journey

“Having taught an intensive seminar in the MSFL residency, and experienced its formational effect upon the students who were nearing the completion of their program, I would say that this program is one of the best conceived and most effectively implemented programs in spiritual formation of which I am aware. The faculty have not succumbed either to the temptation to make this a merely academic program or to make it simply a spiritual experience. It soundly balances knowledge and vital piety in a manner that calls the students into a life in the world that manifests the presence and activity of God for the world.”