School of Spiritual Direction



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 on the Locations/Dates page (see button). Successful completion of Yr 1 and Yr 2 and actively offering direction to others are prerequisites for this third year.


  • Module 1 – Our Ongoing Story: Narrative Work
    We will reconnect with each other through sharing our ongoing personal journey and our journey as directors
  • Module 2 – Soul Making: How Our Lives are Formed
    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 – Desire: Our Bus Ticket Home
    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: The Silence that Transforms
    We will take a deeper dive into the invitation and practice of contemplative prayer.
  • Module 5 – Stages of Faith: The Triple Way
    Belden Lane takes us on his very personal journey through the classical stages of formation: Purgative, Illuminative, and Union.

There will be two group supervisions in each module.  Each student will offer a direction session for supervision 1-2 times a year, depending on the size of the cohort.


The Cost will be $1200 with a $100 non-refundable deposit. You can pay the entire cost up front if it’s affordable and more convenient. If not, you can elect to pay the balance of $1100 in 8 consecutive monthly payments of $137.50 at the beginning of each month. The first installment is due before the first module.