Become a Certified Spiritual Director
Soul Shepherding’s Spiritual Direction Certificate Training is a 2-year online program led by Dr’s Bill & Kristi Gaultiere. It builds on the Soul Shepherding Institute with additional monthly groups online for mentoring and supervision. You’ll learn how to bring spiritual direction ministry and soul care coaching into your current ministry role or a new ministry as a Spiritual Director. It’s great for pastors, missionaries, and others.
- Training from Bill & Kristi and other certified Sr. Spiritual Directors with Soul Shepherding
- Learn through personal experience in spiritual community
- Group supervision in spiritual direction ministry
- Meet the guidelines of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors’ Association (ESDA)
- Eligible to apply for listing as a Sr. Spiritual Director in the Soul Shepherding Network and ESDA
What’s included in the certificate program?
Online Classes (90-minutes) in Spiritual Direction ministry.
Spiritual direction experiences during Institute retreats.
Online supervision groups (90 minutes) with other students led by a Sr. Spiritual Director on staff.
The Spiritual Direction certificate program also includes 20 conversations of practicing spiritual direction ministry, 14 assigned books to read/review (from the extensive Soul Shepherding reading list that informed the course curriculum), and 5 reflection papers, and 1 individual supervision meeting (with the option to add on more).
The Certificate Completion Planner makes it easy for you to track your progress and earn your certificate!
What people are saying....
Soul Shepherding Institute: $900 early bird price per retreat (60 days ahead) or $1,100 regular per retreat (4 total retreats over 18 months)
Spiritual Direction Training: $150 per month for 24 months, plus the cost of 12 spiritual direction sessions and books
Partial scholarships are available upon approval