What is Spiritual Direction?

Believing that God is at work in our lives at all times, spiritual direction is the opportunity to meet regularly with a trained spiritual director to talk about how you see and experience God. In each session, you will explore how God is active in your life and what God is saying to you.  Spiritual Direction is also an opportunity to grow in discernment as you seek to distinguish God’s voice from many other influences.  Spiritual Direction is a relationship that is safe, confidential and free from judgement.  

Who benefits from Spiritual Direction?

Anyone who desires to draw closer to God can benefit from spiritual direction provided that:

  • the person is open to and capable of self-reflection
  • the person is willing to be honest and vulnerable in the spiritual direction relationship
  • the person intends to give regular time and energy to his/her spiritual life

The 2-year spiritual direction certificate program offered by the North Carolina Institute for Spiritual Direction and Formation (NCISDF) equips individuals called to the ministry of Christian spiritual direction.   Our Second Class Begins In August Of 2024.  We Are Currently Accepting Applications For Our Next Two-Year Cohort. Click here for more info.

Interested in finding a spiritual director?   We can connect you with skilled and qualified directors associated with our network  More Information

What is Spiritual Formation?

Being formed in the image of Christ is life-long work and it happens gradually. People of faith are called to a journey of transformation. We need companions to help us become persons desiring to live a life in the Kingdom of God, here and now in our contemporary world.

We desire to strengthen the local church by coming alongside clergy and other leadership to provide ongoing spiritual formation opportunities to small groups, local churches, districts, conferences and other assemblies of people of faith.

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