Training

School of Spiritual Direction

Nottingham, UK

The School of Spiritual Direction is a 2-year certificate program that prepares you to serve as a spiritual director. As a teacher with Sustainable Faith I will running a cohort in Nottingham starting Autumn 2022 — with the in person modules taking place at Urban Abbey.

If you enjoy meaningful conversation, listening to others with an attentiveness to God. If you desire to journey with people well as they seek to deepen their experience of God, the School of Spiritual Direction (SSD) may be for you.


Location
Urban Abbey, Nottingham, UK

Dates
Fridays and Saturdays:
14-15 Oct 2022,
9-10 Dec 2022,
10-11 Feb 2023,
21-22 Apr 2023,
16-17 Jun 2023


The SSD is a two-year certification formational program in the ministry of spiritual direction. You will be taught key aspects of spiritual direction experientially and reflectively. SSD cohorts are marked by a deep level of friendship and community which forms over the months (cohorts are typically between 8-12 people). We learn to share and share vulnerably with one another and, in so doing, grow in real connection and love for one another. Each year runs over five modules where we meet in person for two days. Reading and reflection and practice make up the time between each in-person module. This allows you to maintain your existing rhythms of work and life whilst being a student in the school. There are many opportunities to practice offering spiritual direction early on and receiving regular peer and formal supervision. Year two of the course has the added bonus of engaging a version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Find out more and register on the Sustainable Faith website.