Spiritual Direction IV

Course Description:

This is a Specialty Course designed to give students who desire to serve as spiritual directors the opportunity to develop specialized skills. Students are trained pastorally as spiritual practitioners to ask discerning questions and carry themselves relationally in a prayerful listening posture within the ministry context of spiritual direction. Whereas academic disciplines are typically associated with human knowledge, spiritual direction, by contrast, is best construed primarily in terms of human surrender unto God. To direct someone spiritually is to listen on their behalf before the Lord. NOTE: Because this is an advanced course, students must qualify for entrance.

Key Questions To Be Explored:

  • What are best practices for spiritual directors?

  • How can spiritual directors develop their capacity for receiving constructive feedback that helps them to improve?

  • How can spiritual directors help spiritual directees renew their minds in Christ?