School of Spiritual Direction

YEAR 3 OVERVIEW & COSTS

SSD – YEAR 3 OVERVIEW & COSTS

The School of Spiritual Direction – Year 3, is a third year / post-graduate class for graduated directors. It is formatted as a five module, one day class. This year of study is designed for those who desire additional training in the ministry of spiritual direction. 

As with our two-year certificate program, this course is divided equally between emphasis on and engagement with our own personal spiritual formation as well as continuing to grow in the knowledge and skills of spiritual direction. Our 5 face-to-face meetings (virtual or in-person) will occur on the dates listed below. Successful completion of Yr 1 and Yr 2 and actively offering direction to others are prerequisites for this third year.

THE 5 MODULES

  • Module 1 – Our Story
    We will reconnect with each other through sharing our ongoing personal journey and our journey as directors
  • Module 2 – The Forming of Our Souls
    An emphasis on our continued formation into the image of Christ and our companioning of others on that same journey. We will also be noticing some of the connections between spiritual direction and psychology.
  • Module 3 – The Science of Desire
    Noticing and uncovering desire is one of our main focuses in spiritual direction. Through Curt Thompson’s book we will explore the neuroscience of desire.
  • Module 4 – Contemplative Prayer
    We will take a deeper dive into the invitation and practice of contemplative prayer.
  • Module 5 – The Journey
    Belden Lane takes us on his very personal journey through the classical stages of formation: Purgative, Illuminative, and Union.

Supervision
Each student will receive supervision in each module. It will be a combination of in-class group supervision and one-on-one with the instructor.

COST

The Cost will be $950 with a $150 deposit. $50 of the deposit is non refundable with the $100 deposit balance refundable up to the start of the cohort. 8 monthly payments of $100.

LOCATIONS

ATLANTA (In Person)
This cohort is a 5 module one day class.
Classes are on Sundays.
Oct 23, 2022
Dec 18, 2022
Feb 12, 2023
Mar 26, 2023
May 21, 2023

Teacher-Facilitator
For more information regarding this SSD Year 3 cohort, please contact:
Danny Mullins.

COLUMBUS (In Person)
This cohort is a 5 module one day class.
Mondays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Sep 26, 2022
Nov 14, 2022
Jan 23, 2023
Mar 27, 2023
Jun 5, 2023

Teacher-Facilitator
For more information regarding this SSD Year 3 cohort, please contact:
Dave and Jody Nixon

ONLINE
This cohort is a 5 module one day class.
Saturdays, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm EST
Sep 24, 2022
Nov 12, 2022
Jan 21, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Jun 3, 2023

Teacher-Facilitator
For more information regarding this SSD Year 3 cohort, please contact:
Dave and Jody Nixon