The Developing Direction programme is a series of one-off days, evening and short courses; covering a broad spectrum of topics, themes and practice issues related to the ministry of spiritual direction.
The ongoing Friday programme resumes in October with a very rich series of days led by experienced and inspired practitioners. As spiritual directors it’s easy to feel isolated and somewhat depleted. This is a good chance to both find community and be nourished in the vital ministry you offer.
The purpose of the course is not to give more knowledge of topics linked to spiritual direction, but to offer the participants an experience of giving spiritual direction, and developing their craft through kindly observation, feedback, and reflection on what happened in each session.
A day to playfully and prayerfully consider God’s invitation to play - within ourselves, in our practice as spiritual directors, and for our directees. Bring your inner child, ready to play, and in clothes that won’t mind getting a bit messy.
As spiritual directors, we must be concerned with how our work with individuals finds its place within the greater vision and gift of Christ; shalom is the centre-peace. This will be a day to explore the personal and practical dimensions of shalom; and to link this to our work as spiritual directors.
Exploring Christian Spirituality is open to people of all traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are interested in exploring the theme of Christian Spirituality. The Course aims to: help you reflect on your own spiritual journey; learn about different ways of praying, develop your own spirituality, introduce you to the art of Spiritual Direction, help you explore how to integrate prayer and life, learn about some of the great traditions of Christian Spirituality and reflect on Bibblical themes and insights into the life of the Spirit.