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Art of Spiritual Direction 1

Semester 1

This unit introduces the ministry of Spiritual Direction in theory and in practice, and provides a context in which to test a sense of call to this ministry. The seminars include teaching on the history of the tradition, characteristics of the ministry, common misconceptions, issues of discernment, the human experience of God, important psychological considerations, development of listening skills and growth in prayer and faith.  There will be practical sessions on giving and receiving spiritual direction, and personal and peer supervision, as well as one residential weekend.

Code
DD8202W
Level
Postgraduate
Discipline
Spiritual Direction (DD)
Field
Theology: Mission and Ministry (D)
Prerequisites
Strongly recommended that applicants should have some experience in receiving personal spiritual direction and have completed the Art of Contemplative Practice (DS9201W). Each candidate will be required to undergo an interview prior to acceptance into the unit
Location
WellSpring Centre, Ashburton   view location >
Faculty
Peter Bentley & the WellSpring Centre team
Class Time
Intensive