Becoming a Spiritual Director

Might God be calling you to train as a spiritual director?

“The first thing my spiritual director said to me was the most important: in spiritual direction the Holy Spirit is the real director. All we are doing is looking together at my life – my desires, fears, doubt, and perplexities – so that I can become more attentive and available to the Holy Spirit’s direction in my life.”

Abba, Give Me a Word“, p42 by Roger Owens.

“We define Christian spiritual direction as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally loving communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship. The focus of this type of spiritual direction is on experience, not ideas, and specifically on religious experience, ie any experience of the mysterious Other whom we call God.”

The Practice of Spiritual Direction, p8, by William Barry and William Connolly

If you find that after reading the quotes above, you are wanting to learn more about the vocation of spiritual direction please do get in touch to find out more about the training courses we offer. God may be encouraging you explore this blessed vocation.

What does a spiritual director offer directees? 

1. Search for meaning and purpose: in an era marked by rapid change and uncertainty, many people are seeking deeper meaning and purpose in their lives. Spiritual direction provides a space for finding God in all things. 

2. Awakening and transformation: many people are experiencing a spiritual awakening and seeking avenues for personal transformation. Spiritual direction offers a relational and contemplative space for individuals to connect with themselves, others, and the Divine.

3.  God-led discernment: spiritual directors can assist in the discernment process, helping individuals align their choices with their deepest values.

Spiritual direction can address the profound human need for meaning, connection, and personal transformation in the face of the challenges life brings. Our courses can prepare you to grow into the vocation of spiritual direction with God-centred confidence.

Hear From Our Students

The course itself is very well organised, run at a pace that is suitably and enjoyably challenging. The teaching has extended my knowledge in ways that I didn’t know were possible. As a result I have an ever deepening appreciation for my Christian faith, a growing skill set in listening to people and to God, and an increasing intimacy with God in my own walk. The material I have been learning has started me on the path of practising and enriching the skills I will need for spiritual direction aided by real-time observed exercises.

Melinda W