Spiritual Direction is finding God in your story. A journey together to deepen your relationship with God.
a journey together
Are you longing for a different, deeper or more meaningful spiritual life? Is your heart being pulled onto an unfamiliar path? Maybe you've heard about Spiritual Direction and wonder what it's all about. Spiritual Direction is a journey to find God in your story.
Why Spiritual Direction?
People pursue Spiritual Direction (SD) for many reasons. To:
- Find peace, healing, wisdom and meaning for your life
- Foster a deeper relationship with God
- Become more aware of what God wants to teach you
- Learn how to respond to God's transformative power
- Discern God's will and make difficult choices
Spiritual Direction is a gift to you. It is a time for you to reflect on the world around you, your inner life, and relationship with God. SD helps you know the importance and interdependence of knowing both God and self. John Clavin understands this deeply, "There is no deep knowing of God apart from a deep knowing of self and no deep knowing of self apart from a deep knowing of God."
As you reflect on your life and relationship with God, a new appreciation and love for self and others fills you. Resulting in a life full of gratitude and a hope in things to come.
More about Spiritual Direction
Spiritual Direction is not Bible study, mentoring, counseling or therapy, teaching or pastoring. A Spiritual Director or spiritual companion does not "direct or tell people" what to do in their spiritual life. SD is not new, not authoritative nor moral guidance.
Spiritual Direction is compassionate, attentive, and confidential. It's an ancient practice of being in God's presence and becoming more aware of the Holy Spirit's leading in your life.
A spiritual companion helps dust for the fingerprints of God in your everyday life. In Spiritual Direction we seek God together, become more attentive to God, listen to Him, know His voice and experience His love.
If you long for more in life but are unsure if what that is; Spiritual Direction could be the next right thing. If you would like more information or to schedule a FREE introductory SD session, click below. SD sessions are held in person or through Skype. Spiritual Direction sessions are scheduled once a month and the fee is $75.
group spiritual direction
Group spiritual direction is a process in which people gather together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life. They are seeking support for their responsiveness to God and they agree to support others in that same responsiveness.
Three conditions are essential to the life of the group. Members must agree to:
• commit themselves to an honest relationship with God
• to participate wholeheartedly in the group process through prayerful listening and response
• to open their spiritual journeys for consideration by others
If you're interested in a group experience and would like more information click here
Testimonies and Quotes
"Laura guided me gently into my living connection with God during our Spiritual Direction sessions. Each session was different for me. My emotions were present, sometimes I cried, and sometimes I laughed. I always felt soothed by the awareness that God is in me and with me. I was struck by the fact that I am more connected to God than I thought I was, especially since I am not "going to church" at this time. Laura introduced me to Pray As You Go, a daily scripture app on my phone. I love it. Spiritual Direction gets to the core of life. Thank you, Laura "
~ Sandy in South Dakota
"I deeply appreciate my Spiritual Director. Our time together is fruitful in ways I could never image. I am blessed to have her as a fellow sojourner on my journey. God always shows up in unique ways & I really think everyone should have a Spiritual Director!" ~Leslee in South Dakota
Spiritual Directors International states, “Spiritual direction explores a deeper relationship with the spiritual aspect of being human. Simply put, spiritual direction is helping people tell their sacred stories everyday.” Leslie A. Hay, MDiv
"Spiritual direction helped me be more aware of God in my surroundings and daily activities. He reminds me of little things that make a big difference. Spiritual Direction also helped me visualize my "resting place" and helped me get there." ~ Lois in South Dakota
"Spiritual direction is a way of companioning people as they seek to look closely, through the eyes of their hearts, at the guidance and transforming work of God in their lives. It's a practice that began in the early years of Christianity. Over the years, spiritual direction has appeared in many faith traditions. This gift is usually offered in the context of individual spiritual direction, but the potential for spiritual direction in small groups is a growing and promising expression of the ministry of spiritual companionship.” Alice Fryling, Seeking God Together