Group Spiritual Direction Training
Learn to create and lead group spaces where connection and community flourish.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 9:00 AM PDT – Nov 18, 12:00 PM PST
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.
• 3-month group direction facilitation training program. Participants will:
- Attend three 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.
- Design and facilitate a group direction experience that meets for at least 3 sessions.
- Be in personal spiritual direction
Saturdays from 9am-12pm PT
If you are interested in participating in the training at another time, please email Jen.
Books: Approximately $50
Make up sessions for missed days $150/session
Personal spiritual direction $50-$160/month
Would you like to subsidize the cost for another participant? Email Jen for more information and to inquire about scholarships.
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 13 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.
Group Direction Training