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Locating and interviewing a spiritual director or spiritual companion is an important step in your spiritual journey. SDI’s desire is to provide an easy, inviting way for seekers to find a spiritual director or spiritual companion, to find a training program, and/or a retreat center. We also help existing spiritual directors and companions find supervisors and additional training resources.
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Our MISSION: Through a Christ-centered Trinitarian Model and a focus on the Enneagram Harmony Map, the Crossroads Soul Resources (CSR) School of Spiritual Direction seeks to develop whole and holy spiritual directors and leaders able to accompany others on the journey to know and experience God. We see this spiritual companionship as a critical discipline for all those who are in God for the sake of the world. “Action and contemplation are inextricably bound.”
CSR: SCHOOL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION IS DESIGNED TO:
– Ground you in traditions and practices: Good News of Christ, Ancient and Contemporary Texts and Spiritual practices, Enneagram Harmony Triads
– Provide ways for you to individualize your learning experience based on your Enneagram Harmony triad style (Intellectual (IQ), Emotional (EQ), and Instinctual/Gut (GQ) intelligence): to fulfill our mandate to love God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves.
– Equip and empower you as leaders and spiritual directors to bring healing and wholeness to individuals and communities, tofulfill the Mission of Christ in the world.
We prepare leaders and spiritual directors trained in professional listening skills for adults and children at every psychological and spiritual age and stage. Core Faculty consist of Christian Spiritual Directors, able to sit with others around a variety of issues including vocational calling, faith crisis, poverty, racism, church division, sexual/domestic violence, and other societal ills. Adjunct Faculty brings a diverse expertise from psychology, business and faith.
Cohort #2 begins in January 2024
Experience an interfaith learning center, a sacred community, and a spiritual home to honor your sacred calling of being of service in today’s multicultural, diverse, and rapidly changing world. Our core programs include Interfaith Seminary, Interspiritual Companioning & Counseling, and Thanatology with The Art of Dying Institute. Founded by Rev. Diane Berke in 2002, One Spirit Learning Alliance embraces the essential teachings of the world’s spiritual traditions, contemporary knowledge, and emergent wisdom, and nurtures a direct experience of Oneness and Interconnectedness. In addition to our professional training programs, we also offer a broad range of workshops open to the general public led by our faculty and spiritual luminaries and teachers such as Mirabai Starr, Andrew Harvey, Miranda Macpherson, Loch Kelly, Robert Holden, Phyllis Curott, Marta Moreno Vega, Kurt Johnson, Terry Patten, Adam Bucko, and Matthew Fox.
Let's have a casual conversation to explore your interest. You can book a Discovery Call with our Director of Admissions to learn more about what we offer and see if One Spirit is the next best step on your spiritual Journey.
Mention that you found us on SDI and you'll receive a code for %50 off the application fee to our Interfaith Seminary or Interspiritual Companioning & Counseling program.
Kairos Spiritual Direction Training (SDT) is a contemplative program that teaches the art and practice of spiritual direction – deep listening, walking alongside others, and recognizing God in your own life and the lives around you.
SDT is designed not only for spiritual directors, but for all those who offer spiritual care and companionship. Training in spiritual direction and deep listening provides effective tools for interpersonal relationships, especially when working with those different than yourself. Develop your personal and professional skills of deep listening and learn to incorporate spirituality to create a more holistic understanding of yourself and those around you. SDT is rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus and informed by Ignatian spirituality and the wisdom tradition. Contemplative spirituality is compatible with a spectrum of denominational and theological positions including those who claim no tradition.
Through this course, students will learn and develop skills in deep listening and noticing the presence of God as they practice being spiritual companions. Ample practicums and supervision give students the best chance to implement their learning, receive feedback, and hone their skills. Students have the opportunity to practice spiritual kinship with those on the margins who may not normally have the chance to participate. Students will nurture a contemplative life through times of reflection and as they work with their own Spiritual Director.
Kairos Spiritual Direction Training at PRC features:
-Spiritual Kinship: Broaden the application of spiritual direction by meeting with and offering spiritual kinship to someone on the margins, through PRC’s work in the Community Meal Program in Lancaster City.
-Certificate Program: Students receive a certificate at completion of their two-year program to certify their advanced training in Spiritual Direction and accompanying skills. SDT includes desirable professional and skill development for many career paths.
-Cohort Training: Participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds and bring a range of expertise to contribute to your unique cohort. Each cohort of students remains together through both years, encouraging deep connections to form between peers on this shared journe
-Supervised Direction: Students begin by observing Faculty give Spiritual Direction in the Fishbowl sessions each month before engaging in real-world practice with directees of their own. In small supervision groups, students reflect on their sessions as student directors and receive feedback and guidance by the faculty. This intensive, hands-on learning process increases each student’s skills and confidence.
-Diverse Instructors: Students receive input from Spiritual Direction faculty, Contemplative faculty, and Guest Experts. Spiritual Direction faculty bring years of SD experience to synthesize teachings to apply specifically to SD as well as supervising students as they put new skills into practice. The Contemplative faculty member curates a varied and cohesive course of contemplative practices and learning. These four faculty members form the consistent core of the SDT program. Guest Experts, from a variety of religious, educational, and professional backgrounds, are invited to bring their own unique voice and experience to each month’s topic.
-Comprehensive: The monthly topics offer a comprehensive course of study while allowing for students to pursue particular interests. Topics include: Attending to the God-Person Relationship, Director-Directee Relationship, Ethical Considerations & Boundaries, Discernment in Spiritual Direction, Contemplative & Religious Diversity, Spiritual Practices, Dark Night Experiences, Self-care & Professional Resilience, and Contemplative Practices in Community.
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, an accredited seminary, offers three courses for those who want to become spiritual directors or to make spiritual guidance a part of their ministry. Whether you're just beginning your work as a spiritual director or honing your skills after years of ministry, our supervised courses will help you pay attention to your inner assumptions, issues, and biases that could damage the relationship between you and your directees.
Spiritual Direction: Foundations is the first level of our supervised program and is offered in person or fully online. The second level of our supervised program includes two nonconsecutive courses offered on alternating years: Spiritual Direction: Mystery and Spiritual Direction: Wisdom.
All spiritual guidance courses are taught by Dan Schrock, DMin, who has over 25 years of experience as a spiritual director. Schrock is co-editor of An Open Place: The Ministry of Group Spiritual Direction and author of The Dark Night: A Gift of God. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and has completed a year-long practicum in supervising spiritual directors from Together in the Mystery. He has also worked as a pastor for over 30 years.
To learn more and register, visit ambs.edu/spiritualdirection.
What do past students have to say about our seminars?
"The seminar increased my confidence in my own abilities. It increased my awareness of the presence of God and how to help others have an increased awareness of the presence of God." - Christine Friedel (Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar '17-'18)
"Through this seminar, I'm becoming a better listener both to the Holy Spirit and to others. I gained experiences, and now an expectation, that the Spirit will 'show up' in unexpected ways. Finally, I saw that the 'desert' times in life are and can be a source of great growth." - Anne Munley (Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar '17-'18)
"The best part of this seminar was the experiential learning component. Almost from day one we were engaging in the practice of Spiritual Guidance. I feel much better prepared to continue practicing Spiritual Direction than I would have after a course that was more focused on theory." - Brian D. Johnson (Spiritual Guidance Seminar '16-'17)
Experience deeper spiritual transformation, discovering more of yourself as you discover more of God. By joining our training program, you join spiritual directors around the world, to meet the needs of so many, seeking to broaden and deepen their relationship with our God. Our spiritual direction certificate program is offered in an on-line learning experience in addition to residencies in southern Ontario. We are ecumenical, believing God is already at work in all our lives--desiring to draw us ever more intimately into life with God. Visit: http://www.emmausformation.ca