Personal Enrichment

Spiritual Direction Ongoing Formation

In November 2020, the Institute for Ministry Formation established a study group for ongoing spiritual director formation.  For decades the number of spiritual direction programs has grown and the number of trained spiritual directors has grown, thanks be to God!  Unfortunately, there are few opportunities for spiritual directors to keep growing in their knowledge and few opportunities to talk with other spiritual directors about their experience.  The IMF’s study group fills that gap.

Monthly meetings feature a speaker who presents online for 30-40 minutes on a topic related to spiritual direction.  Following the teaching, participants can ask questions or raise points for discussion or bring up particular difficulties they are encountering.  The session lasts a total of one hour.  Speakers have included Fr. Boniface Hicks, Fr. Thomas Acklin, Dr. Anthony Lilles, Jen Settle, Dr. Peter Malinoski, Deacon Jim Keating, and more.  The videos remain accessible for later viewing.

Because the group is hosted in the IMF’s Mighty Network Space, ongoing questions and conversations can take place between group members even outside of the main scheduled monthly gathering.  The Space already consists of 100’s of members who have countless hours of wisdom and experience to offer.

This group is limited to spiritual directors who have graduated from spiritual direction programs and at the discretion of the Institute for Ministry Formation.  Click here to find out more and request entry today!