“equipping, inspiring, transforming”

An ecumenical ministry serving North Carolina and beyond

Vision:  To nurture the overall well being of the people of North Carolina through the equipping of individuals called to the ministry of spiritual direction, and through additional educational offerings in the area of Christian Spirituality. 


The North Carolina Institute for Spiritual Direction and Formation is a spiritual community devoted to helping people from all walks of life develop a deeper, richer, and more authentic relationship with God and self.   Our organization focuses on equipping those called to the charism of spiritual direction through a 2-year course of study, as well as offering programs to our broader community which focus on spiritual formation. We encourage deeper ways of knowing God through time honored spiritual disciplines and practices that emphasize three centered awareness of mind, heart, and body.

Our Community Values:

The North Carolina Institute for Spiritual Direction and Formation is a Christocentric organization which honors people of all faiths and creeds.  Our community is unified in recognizing that each human being is created in the image of God, and by the desire to deepen our relationship with God through the instruction of the Holy Spirit.  As disciples of Jesus, we are committed to gracious soul hospitality and to the development of “Beloved Community”- a place where all are welcome to wrestle with faith and dare greatly on their journey of human becoming and spiritual transformation.  We take seriously the commandment of Jesus to love one another as he first loved us.  As such, we are committed to fostering an environment that offers humble listening, non-judgmental conversations, and compassionate engagement.  We celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in loving community.  We welcome and affirm all people.