“Spiritual direction is about hope, and there is always a next step.” - Margaret Guenther
The brief version
Christian tradition has consistently defined the practice of Spiritual Direction as an art that recognizes the Holy Spirit as the true Director. This model of Spiritual Direction is Trinitarian in theology, Contemplative in style and Biblical in grounding. I am a Spiritual Director intern being trained and certified by Leadership Transformation's SELAH Spiritual Direction Certificate Program. I abide by the code of ethics of the ESDA.
Read here for the longer version.
“Silence is the absence of every noise that wants something.”
- John Cage
What is a Spiritual Direction session like?
We'll meet approximately once a month for an hour, either in person or over the phone. During the hour, our time is spent talking, praying, and sitting in silence. I will ask open-ended questions about how you've been noticing God's presence in your life since the last time we met, pray with you and for you, and sit with you in silence as we wait on God's direction. I may make observations, but will not judge or offer advice. Everything we talk about will be held in confidentiality.
The first time we meet will be more conversational so that we can get to know each other a little bit, you can ask questions, and together we can decide if this will be a good fit.
What is the cost for Spiritual Direction?
For those who are able, contributions allow me to offer this ministry to anyone who needs it. Please pray through what kind of financial offering best fits your desire and abilities. My typical fee is $50 per session. If that amount is prohibitive, please feel free to talk with me about an amount that best fits your budget.
You can send contributions through this link (or click the button at the bottom of this page).
If you think you may be interested in pursuing spiritual direction, please contact me to set up a time to talk.
Contact me for more information or to set up an initial appointment.
Tamara is Spiritual Director intern with Leadership Transformations’ Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction.