LETTERS OF REFERENCE
Please obtain one reference (two if you are applying to the Spiritual Direction Training and/or Coach Training Programs) from your pastor, ministry supervisor, or a spiritual mentor using the Personal Reference Form online (you can e-mail the link).
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AND/OR COACH TRAINING APPLICATION
Soul Shepherding Institute Retreat Fees:
The fee for each retreat week is $1,200 ($1,100 Early Bird discount if paid in full 60 days in advance). This includes meals and lodging. Attendees are responsible for all travel arrangements to and from the retreat. Because it is valuable for married couples to attend together, we are happy to offer a 25% discount for spouses sharing a room at a retreat. To reserve your spot for a week, you may either pay in full or make a $250 deposit. The deposit is non-refundable. (See below for cancellation policy.) Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start date of the retreat. Please note, if you are applying for the Spiritual Direction Training (SDT) and/or Coach Training (CT) Programs, please see below for the combined Institute/SDT and/or Institute/CT Program fees.
Combined Institute/SDT and/or Institute/CT Program Fees:
The combined fee for the Institute and either the SDT or CT Program is $349 per month for 24 months.
The combined fee for the Institute and both the SDT and CT Programs is $399 per month for 24 months.
These fees include payment for the required 4 Institute retreats. Please note, there are additional costs for required spiritual direction and/or coaching sessions, books, and optional private rooms at the retreats.
SDT and/or CT Program Fees:
If you want to pay for the Institute retreats as they come or if you’ve already completed the Institute, the fee for the SDT or CT Program is $166 per month for 24 months or $216 per month for 24 months for both the SDT and CT Programs.
Coach Training Program Fees:
If you are already enrolled in or graduated from the SDT, the CT Program can be added for $50 per month for 24 months or a one-time fee of $1,200.
To Make a Payment:
To pay you can use our secure page at Pay for Services or mail a check to Soul Shepherding, 4000 Barranca Parkway Suite 250, Irvine, CA, 92604. If you need financial help you can apply for a partial scholarship. To learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute: We have designed our cancellation policy to be considerate while also respecting the costs incurred by Soul Shepherding. 45 days or more prior to the start of a retreat you can cancel and request to apply your deposit to another retreat occurring within 12 months. 0-44 days prior to the start of a retreat no refunds or credits will be given. Soul Shepherding will receive what you paid as a tax deductible donation. To cancel, email email@example.com.
MEDIA AND LIABILITY RELEASE
I understand that I will be photographed, recorded or videotaped and I authorize Soul Shepherding, and its agents, to record my appearance and participation in any Soul Shepherding event on videotape, audiotape, film, photograph, or any other medium currently in existence or hereafter created. For valuable consideration received and acknowledged, I grant Soul Shepherding the irrevocable, worldwide right to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, display, perform, transmit, prepare derivative works from, and exhibit such recordings, and allow others to do the same, in any medium now in existence (e.g., CDs, DVDs, Internet, YouTube, social media, streaming from the Soul Shepherding website, etc.) or hereafter created, in whole or in part, without restrictions or limitation for any purpose that Soul Shepherding deems appropriate. I consent to the use of my name, likeness, voice and biographical material provided by me or developed by Soul Shepherding in connection with such recordings. In the unlikely event of an accident or injury while attending a Soul Shepherding retreat, I release Soul Shepherding and its board members from liability. I am aware that this is a release and indemnification of liability and I sign it on my own free will. I have read and understood the terms of this release and agree that it shall be binding on my heirs and assigns. My signature below affirms that I have read, understood, and agreed to the above Media and Liability Release.
At Soul Shepherding, we are sensitive to the needs of missionaries who serve the persecuted church. If it is not possible to be photographed at our Institute retreats, please indicate that here.