Spiritual Direction Training and Support

ESDA is pleased to offer the following organizations as helpful resources in the area of spiritual direction and spiritual formation.

You can filter this list by Training Programs, Direction Organizations, or Formation Ministries

Sioux Falls Seminary

The Listening People to Life: Training in Spiritual Direction Program at Sioux Falls Seminary fills a unique need by providing specialized training to individuals who “listen people to life” on their spiritual journeys. This is a conversational style of learning program complemented with readings, teachings and retreat. Students can obtain a Certificate of Completion for Training in Spiritual Direction or a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership Degree with a certificate in spiritual direction.

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Sustainable Faith

Since 2008, Sustainable Faith has offered accessible, practical, and affordable training in spiritual direction. The program is cohort-based, with 1st and 2nd year training located at multiple locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Their focus is on preparing pastors, church staff & lay leaders to be effective directors through integrative study and hands-on practice. Cohorts meet for five weekend intensives over the course of training. This contemplative, experiential Christocentric approach is open to Christians of all denominations. For more information email todd@sustainablefaith.com

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Tyndale Seminary

Located in Toronto, Canada, this evangelical seminary offers both an MDiv and an MTS in Spiritual Formation which can include training in spiritual direction.

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Evangelical Spiritual Directors Network

A regional network of spiritual directors who hold an evangelical theological perspective, located in the New England area.

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The Journey with The Leadership Institute

The Journey is more than a two-year retreat-based training process, it is a catalyst for holistic life and leadership transformation. The Journey was created to refresh and inspire leaders who listen to God, follow Jesus’ rhythms of life and lead from the overflow. We invite you to benefit from a seasoned training process that has matured for nearly 30 years.By integrating spiritual formation and leadership development, the Journey cares for leaders at every level.

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Restoration Ministries

A spiritual direction and soul care ministry located in Minnesota.

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The San Diego Spiritual Directors Association (SDSDA)

A group of trained Spiritual Directors primarily from a Judeo-Christian background who choose to affiliate based on their Mission Statement. They offer Trainings, casual evenings of Discussion (often around a communal meal) and Formational Events that have a spiritual focus.

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Soul Shepherding

A Christian ministry of counseling, spiritual direction, and retreats located in Irvine, CA. The website features a treasure store of free soul care resources.

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Unhurried Living

Unhurried Living inspires Christian leaders around the world to rest deeper so they can live fuller and lead better.  We provide content and training that helps people lead from fullness rather than leading on empty.  In our online courses, we will mentor you through practices that will help you rediscover the genius of Jesus’ unhurried way of life and leadership.

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b

b exists to assist pastors, church staffs, seminarians, professors, missionaries and ministry leaders who hunger and thirst for growth in intimacy with God by offering contemplative retreats, spiritual direction, staff development, uniquely designed spiritual formation opportunities and numerous online resources.

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