What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is a safe way to explore your questions and concerns about your life with God. It is a ministry of listening, discernment and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. In spiritual direction, you are invited to reflect deeply on the experiences of your daily life, to notice the presence of God and to nurture your relationship with God’s Spirit. A spiritual director listens and helps you reflect on God’s personal communication and activity in your life in a sacred, safe and confidential setting.
A Christian spiritual director is a trained listener who will accompany you as you share about your spiritual journey, helping you to notice God’s presence and activity along the way, as well as your personal reactions and responses. Hospitable, confidential, and grounded in biblical truth, spiritual direction is a ministry that helps you grow in prayer and live into your calling as a follower of Christ.
What to Expect?
A Spiritual Direction session usually lasts for about an hour and takes place about once a month. Every meeting is confidential, and the spiritual director will help guide the dialogue through attentive listening and thoughtful questions.  
* A small fee applies.
Ministry Distinctions
People unfamiliar with spiritual direction can sometimes confuse it with other Christian helping ministries. Spiritual direction is similar to biblical and pastoral counselling in that it is biblically grounded and involves Christians helping one another to live the Christian life. Psychological counselling is intended to help solve personal and interpersonal issues.
Spiritual direction differs from all three primarily in its focus: the intention in spiritual direction is not to help solve a problem, but rather to look for God’s activity within any problems and within the rest of the person’s life experience. This perspective invites you into deeper relationship with God in the midst of whatever you are experiencing.
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