Spiritual Direction Certificate

The steps of a person are established by the Lord; and He delights in the person's way.  When the person falls, the person shall not be hurled headlong because the Lord is the One Who holds the person's hand.  (Psalm 37:23)

The Vocational Certificate in Spiritual Direction is a graduate-level program that prepares growing believers to become a full-time spiritual director. Students are specially trained to develop other believers into spiritual maturity.


  • Spiritual Director

  • Pastoral Counselor

  • Chaplain in a Christian organization

  • Prayer Pastor

  • Church Staff


  1. Think Christianly about spiritual direction 

  2. Be present as a person while serving in the role of spiritual director

  3. Guide spiritual seekers in appropriately honoring ways

  4. Pace with the Holy Spirit and submit to the authority of Scripture in all of its life-giving ways

  5. Structure and conduct sessions for spiritual direction that include real prayer

  6. Help spiritual directees resolve conflicts by working out issues within themselves

  7. Revitalize personally as a minister of God with regular, restorative self-care 

  8. Follow ethical guidelines for best practices for spiritual directors regarding truth telling, power dynamics, adequate recordkeeping, professional boundaries, the right kind of confidentiality, mandatory reporting, referring directees to clinical experts or a reliable hotline, etc.

  9. Make practical changes in their own behavior by correcting their understanding of Who God is and who they are.

  10. Take responsibility for their personal time and energy management

  11. Find moral courage, even in the face of opposition

  12. Approach the future with a vision that accords with their Life Mission Statement.


16 Foundational Courses

Identity Branding Statements

8 Vocational Courses

Faculty Advisement

30 min  |  Free Advisement

You get 30 minutes to converse with a Right On Mission Faculty Advisor. This is for believers who need guidance regarding Continuing Education, personal growth, and ministry careers.

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