Spiritual direction is a form of prayer, one of many approaches to talking and listening with God. But in this prayer practice another person—a spiritual director—assists you in releasing your stories and questions to God and then helps you to hear God’s responses more clearly.
A spiritual director, with questions and with silence, and in complete confidentiality, helps you to perceive the new thing God yearns to bring forth in your life. With this awareness you begin to recognize what you are invited to do and who you are invited to become to cooperate with God’s desires. Spiritual Direction May Be For You If You...
. . . long to feel closer to God
. . . thirst for a more fulfilling prayer life
. . . desire to explore the meaning of perplexing spiritual experiences
. . . search for fresh ways to pray, meditate, or practice spiritual disciplines
. . . seek to understand when God seems silent or absent
Finding a Spiritual Director
Trained Spiritual Directors are available to guide you in your journey with God. They have developed ears to hear both you and God. They have studied spirituality, theology, and writings on the spiritual life, both ancient and contemporary. Their own passion for the Holy One leads them to engage in spiritual practices as well as to continue to grow in faithfulness with their own spiritual director.
The Center for Ministry maintains a registry of spiritual directors trained in our two-year Journey Partners program as well as directors in our region who have completed different programs. For more information about Spiritual Direction or assistance in connecting with a Spiritual Director, please contact Richard Robbins or Becky Youngblood.