The Magpie is Tom Sweeney, a follower of Jesus and practitioner of the ministry of spiritual formation. He is the pastor of spiritual formation and mission at Tapestry Church in west Burlington, Ontario and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation program at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, Canada.

 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, see this sample discipleship plan I developed during a consultation for a Canadian church.