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.
- Learn through personal experience in spiritual community
- Receive group supervision in your Spiritual Direction ministry
- Receive training from Bill & Kristi and other certified Spiritual Directors
- Meet the guidelines of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors’ Association (ESDA)
- Eligible to apply to be listed as a Spiritual Director in the Soul Shepherding Network or ESDA
What’s included in the program?
Online Classes (90-minutes) in Spiritual Direction ministry.
Private meetings with a Spiritual Director on staff, one during each Institute retreat.
Online supervision groups (90 minutes) with other students led by a Spiritual Director on staff. PLUS an individual supervision meeting.
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. The Certificate Completion Planner makes it easy for you to track your progress.
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Soul Shepherding Institute: $900 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 the cost of books.
Partial scholarships are available upon approval.