Earn a Certificate in Spiritual Direction
Everyone longs to go deeper with Jesus in emotional health and loving relationships.
But many are derailed by stress overload, discouragement, or spiritual dryness. And their efforts to be healthier and more loving get hijacked by unconscious self-defeating patterns. They need the compassionate listening, care, and guidance of a spiritual director trained in Jesus-centered psychology and spirituality.
You can be that spiritual director, assisting the Spirit of Jesus to minister God’s empathy, grace, and wisdom to people who are struggling or stuck in their spiritual journey. Plus you can earn side-income from this ministry or qualify for a better job.
About the Spiritual Direction Training Program
Drs. Bill and Kristi Gaultiere have trained thousands of people like you in their Jesus-centered psychology that informs the Spiritual Direction Training Program offered by Soul Shepherding.
In this two-year journey with a community of friends you will be equipped to begin a professional practice as a spiritual director or to bring excellent spiritual direction skills into your current ministry or job.
Try Our Courses Today
You can get taste of the training program by being “in the classroom” with Bill, Kristi, and other spiritual direction training instructors through these recorded class video trainings.
Practicum experiences to practice spiritual direction ministry and receive support from your supervisor and peers
12 or more meetings with one of Soul Shepherding’s Sr. Spiritual Directors
The Spiritual Direction certificate program also includes 14 assigned books* to read/review (from the Soul Shepherding reading list that informed the curriculum), 5 reflection papers, and 1 individual supervision meeting (with the option to add more).
We provide you with a Certificate Completion Planner that makes it easy for you to track your progress and earn your certificate.
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Starts March 1st each year.
- In addition to the online program, all four Soul Shepherding Institute retreats need to be completed to earn a certificate.
$369* per month for 24 months (this includes fees for the required 4 Institute retreats).
A $100 non-refundable enrollment fee will be collected if you are accepted to the program.
*Additional costs for spiritual direction sessions, books, and a private room on retreats
Additional Questions? Talk to Us!
You can connect with a member of our team via email or Zoom!