Group Spiritual Direction Training
Learn to create and lead group spaces where connection and community flourish.
Time & Location
Oct 01, 2022, 8:00 AM – May 06, 2023, 11:00 AM
Online Via Zoom
Each person embodies their own unique story. It is shaped by family, by culture, by circumstances, by injustices, by relationships, by geography, etc. What happens when a group of people, each with their own unique stories, enters into a shared space? It may be the making of a disaster, but it also holds the possibility of catalytic experiences of connection, discernment, love, and the creation of a new story together. This is the beauty of group spiritual direction.
Through the lens of loving God and loving others, participants will be invited to welcome and navigate unique stories within their groups and nurture a curiosity amongst group members that cultivates deepening relationships. Engaging with a mixture of multi-disciplinary content, instruction, praxis, and prayer, spiritual directors will learn how to translate their training into group contexts. They will practice improvising across group direction formats and situations, while gaining the tools needed to create accessible groups across a variety of environments, giving in-depth attention to navigating issues of race, gender, and ability within group spaces.
• 8-month group direction facilitation training program. Participants will:
- Attend eight monthly 3 hour online Zoom meetings for instruction, discussion, practice, and group supervision with a brief break. (Dates and times listed below)
- Read approximately one book per month.
- Facilitate at least one group direction meeting a month for 7 months.
- Be in personal spiritual direction
Saturdays from 8am-11am PT
$1500 for the year.
This can be paid at the beginning of the year or be split into semester payments.
Books: Approximately $100
Make up sessions for missed days $150/session
Personal spiritual direction $50-$160/month
If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Instructor
As a spiritual director, pastor, and writer, Jen Manglos delights in helping others discover their own belovedness in God. Embodiment, hospitality, and storytelling characterize her approach to spiritual direction, as well as pilgrimage, having completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. She has been offering spiritual direction for over 12 years, holding an MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology, and in the last few years has moved into training and supervising directors through her pastoral work at Bethany Community Church in Seattle.