Spiritual direction was one of the earliest spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith. It involves meeting with another believer trained in discernment and committed to prayerful accompaniment with another seeker.
What is spiritual direction?
While spiritual direction does have the word "direction" in it, the director is not there to direct your life, but serves more like an orchestra conductor who is paying close attention to the music God has written and is listening carefully to the ways the different instruments are participating in the music. For this reason, I often describe spiritual direction as a ministry of clarification and hospitality. Directors serve as a second set of ears to help you see and hear clearly what is happening in your life, and as a facilitator of time and space to be with God in that awareness of your real life. This allows God to be the real director and helps the directee (the receiver of spiritual direction) to grow in his or her capacity to discern God's voice themselves.
Nuos Formation has a network of spiritual directors whose ministry is focused in post-Christian contexts and hold specific expertise in vocational discernment.
Who is it for?
Spiritual direction would benefit anyone who desires a closer, more intimate relationship with God.
What's the session length and frequency?
Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes and happen as often as weekly or as unoften as monthly depending on the need of the directee and availability of the director. Meetings can be completed in person (if we have director in your area) or remotely.
Is it confidential?
The content of your sessions may occasionally be shared with a supervision group to support your director in sharpening his/her skills but your identity will be kept completely confidential.
How do I get started?
Click the box below and fill out the form. We'll match an available director to you based on your answers and have them contact you within two weeks. If we don't have anyone currently available, we'll add you to a waitlist or do our best to connect you to an alternative resource.
If you have any additional questions email firstname.lastname@example.org