Have you had a positive experience of the ministry of Spiritual Direction? Are you feeling drawn to share in that same ministry? Are you interested in developing a better understanding of the process and skills needed in direction? You may want to consider our two-year training program, Hearing God's Voice.
The Spiritual Direction Training Program, called "Hearing God's Voice," runs for two years and offers a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education units for those completing the program. This non-degree program is open to members of all Christian denominations (laity and clergy) who are seeking to cultivate their gifts of spiritual guidance. The program consists of nine weekend sessions per year, January-May, and September-December, of each year. The program fee is $1,900 per year for a total fee of $3,800. The program fee provides tuition for classes, all class materials and books, lunch and snacks for each weekend, and mentor fees.
Each weekend will combine prayer experiences, class content in areas of spirituality, human development, communication skills, theological foundations, small and large group processes, and faith sharing groups. Principals of adult education will provide the pedagogical foundation for all presentation. Each session will have assigned readings related to materials covered in classes. Various approaches to prayer, personal reflection and writing processes, as well as journaling will link sessions and provide content for faith sharing groups. Short written assignments are required at the conclusion of each semester.