Welcome to MSFL

  • MSFL Alumni and families are invited to join a weekend retreat celebration, honoring the work God has done in our lives through one another and the MSFL program. Join Eric Magnusson, Ken Brewer, Robert Moore-Jumonville, Mary Darling, Tom Hosinger-Friesen, Kristian Bendoraitis, and Anna Tabone as they lead thoughtful reflections, spiritual practices, and worship with Brian Morykon (Cohort 4) around the Eucharist.

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  • January Residency 2017

    Dr. Richard Beck is professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University and a popular blogger and speaker. He is the author of several books, including Unclean. His published research also covers topics as diverse as the psychology of profanity and why Christian bookstore art is so bad.

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.”