Spiritual Direction III
Spiritual direction is a method for helping people to develop their relationship with God. But in order for that to happen, a spiritual directee must “feel safe” enough to risk within the context of engaging with a spiritual director. In this course students engage a spiritual directee as students themselves learn about the structure of building trust, facing truth, expressing empathy, of taking responsibility, and of engaging in the act of receiving the gift of faith from God. This course includes a practicum that includes prerequisites of Spiritual Direction I and II or of prior experience and background education.
Key Questions To Be Explored:
What does it mean to trust God?
How did Jesus trust God? How was Jesus’ faith connected to His priestly empathy?
How can spiritual directors increase their capacity for empathy?
How can a fragile person or self-sufficient person develop into someone who trusts God?
How does faith development correlate with a person’s ability to hear God?