Training

Training designed for those led to care for the soul

Spiritual Direction:

Spiritual Direction takes the guesswork out of a relationship with God. It is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with God.


Workshop Dates: STAY TUNED FOR 2019 DATES

Workshops run throughout the year with an accompanying reading list. You may join workshops at any time.


Workshop Details:

#1 Spiritual Direction / 101

Reading - Holy Listening - Margaret Guenther

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina  

  • Where are you? / Assessment

  • What is spiritual direction / History

  • The “Call” to spiritual direction

  • The movement of spiritual direction

  • Directees

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer

 #2 Spiritual Direction / Face-to-Face - 2019 date TBA

Reading - Holy Invitations - Jeannette A. Bake & The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith, 2nd Edition. Hagberg, Janet & Robert Guelich.

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Who is in front of you?

  • Directee boundaries

  • Tools for the Journey / Enneagram / Myers Briggs

  • Group / one-on-one session exercises

  • Centering Prayer

 #3 Spiritual Direction / The Invitation to Listen - 2019 date TBA

Reading - Christ of the Celts - John Philip Newell & True Spiritual Community - Larry Crabb

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • What is listening

  • Hearing Spirit - the voice inside

  • Listening results

  • Listening not fixing

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer

 #4 Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Practices - 2019 date TBA

Reading - The Naked Now - Richard Rohr & The Universal Christ - Richard Rohr

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Introduction to practices

  • Guiding people in practice

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer    

 #5 Spiritual Direction / Persona & Ego - 2019 date TBA

Reading - Putting On The Mind Of Christ - Jim Marion

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Persona awareness

  • The structure of ego

  • Becoming aware

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer   

#6 Spiritual Direction / Nothing to Prove, Nothing to Lose

May 15th, 2019 - CARLSBAD, CA

Reading - Wisdom Jesus - Cynthia Bourgeault

Training Agenda:

  • Lectio Divina

  • Being open / Being all in

  • Nothing to prove, nothing to lose

  • The good, bad and ugly of attachments

  • Group / one-on-one sessions / exercises

  • Centering Prayer  


Workshop Reading Requisites:

  • Workshop #1 - Holy Listening - Margaret Guenther

  • Workshop #2 - Holy Invitations - Jeannette A. Bake & The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith, 2nd Edition. Hagberg, Janet & Robert Guelich.

  • Workshop #3 - Christ of the Celts - John Philip Newell & True Spiritual Community - Larry Crabb

  • Workshop #4 - The Naked Now - Richard Rohr & The Universal Christ - Richard Rohr

  • Workshop #5 - Putting On The Mind Of Christ - Jim Marion

  • Workshop #6 - Wisdom Jesus - Cynthia Bourgeault

*Reading not required but highly suggested:

  • The Way To Love - Anthony De Mello

  • A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle  

  • Writings on Spiritual Direction - Edited by Jerome M. Neufelder and Mary C. Coelho

  • The Essential Enneagram - Daniels, David & Virginia Price

  • Alcoholics Anonymous “The Big Book”

  • Narcotics Anonymous  - “The Basic Text”

  • Sexaholics Anonymous - “White Book” or “The Manual”