The Magpie is Dr. Tom Sweeney, a follower of Jesus and practitioner of the ministry of spiritual formation. He lives in southwestern Ontario, Canada and teaches in several seminaries across North America.

An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

For an introductory series of videos on spiritual formation, you can consult my YouTube playlist Spiritual Disciplines: A Formational Roadmap.

 A Sample Spiritual Formation Ministry Plan

Much of the literature on spiritual formation ministry focus on the dynamics of one-on-one or small group ministry activities. But what do you do at the congregational or even denominational level? Does spiritual formation “scale”? I believe it does, and the focus of my doctoral studies has been to identify best practices of congregational-level spiritual formation ministry.

For an early preview of what I’ve been finding, check out this post.