How do I know I am ready for spiritual direction?

If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you are ready.

  • Do you desire to establish a deeper, more personal relationship with God?
  • Do you desire to listen and respond to God?
  • Are you willing to meet on a regular basis with a spiritual director to share your experiences?
  • Are you willing to take the time to listen to your true self and to God?

How do I choose a spiritual director?

You will likely benefit most from working with a spiritual director who has a background, training and experience in spiritual direction, theology and spirituality. There are multiple programs Spiritual Directors have completed and obtained certification or degrees in that provide the tools needed to assist you with your spiritual needs.

What’s the difference between spiritual direction and counseling?

Spiritual direction concentrates on your spiritual life and your connection with the sacred, whereas counseling focuses on therapeutic management of life’s problems. Although God is very much present in all of life’s circumstances, these two areas are pursued separately.

What is spiritual direction?

Spiritual direction offers you the opportunity to experience God’s action and presence in your life through the guidance of a spiritual director, whose ministry is one of listening and support. Our directors listen with openness as you come to know and name the sacred more clearly in your life.

How do I know I could benefit from spiritual direction?

If you have asked questions like “Who am I?” or “What am I to do?” you have the curiosity and willingness to attend to your spiritual journey. If you are trying to discern God’s will in your life you are ready for spiritual direction.

What can I expect from a spiritual director?

You can expect to be part of a one-to-one relationship with a trained and certified person who listens without judgement and maintains complete confidentiality. You may be asked questions to help you go deeper or you may explore prayers, scripture, poetry, or anything you bring with you. Generally, you meet once a month for about an hour.