Spiritual Direction is a key discipline for Christian leaders because the dynamics of the ministry world are complicated and, at times, very lonely. The importance of having a “soul friend” to process the inner life becomes increasingly important as the pressures of life and ministry weigh us down with little relief.
In their book, The Practice of Spiritual Direction (William Barry and William Connolly) offer this definition of Spiritual Direction:
We define Christian spiritual direction, then, as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship.
In his book, Guided by the Spirit, Frank J. Houdek states:
Spiritual direction is a conversation, a dialogue, between two people. In such a conversation one person aids another, often by a process of question and answer, to express his or her experience of personal faith and mystery.
As you think about entering into this type of ministry with me, please take some time to look over the following items that help define the pathway we want to travel together.
Usually, we begin with a schedule for monthly meetings that last six to nine months. There is no reason why this relationship cannot continue for many years.
If you would like to explore a commitment to spiritual direction, please take some time to prayerfully consider this commitment and then contact me.