Why Do People Come To Spiritual Direction?
- To discover a greater sense of God’s presence, love, and grace everywhere
- To seek discernment when you are in a transition point in your life, whether spiritual, relational, or professional.
- Changes in your experience of God in prayer and worship and you’re not sure why.
- If you simply want to grow deeper in your prayer life and in your relationship with God.
- Deeper connection to your true self, others, creation.
- Renewal or deepening of faith, hope, life’s purpose
- Guidance in spiritual practices and methods
- Support and encouragement in all life’s spiritual struggles with relationships, family, work, choices, goals, dreams, loss, illness, grief, recovery, religious teachings, etc.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is a ministry of the Church, wherein one believer helps another grow in their relationship with God. It is a ministry of discernment, involving deep listening to both the directee and to the Holy Spirit. A spiritual director looks for God’s activity in your story and gives you the opportunity and space to reflect on His presence in your life.
A typical spiritual direction session lasts about an hour, is confidential, and take place monthly.
I have practiced spiritual direction since 2004. I received my formal training through Lipscomb University’s Institute for Christian Formation. I served as Spiritual Formation pastor for two large (1500+) churches from 1999 to 2010. I work with both women and men, individually and in groups, covering a range of ages and experiences.
I am available to meet for spiritual direction in person in the Nashville area. Outside of Nashville we meet over Telebridge (telephone) or over Skype™. I’m still checking out Google Hangout as well.
My rate is $64 (US) per one hour session, but I also have a sliding scale in situations of need.