"I entered the Spiritual Direction Training Program at Truett because I wanted to keep being sharpened by other ministers who were Christ-centered, who focused on forming disciples, and who listened well to others—and especially to Christ. In this program, I found that rare gift that I sought, and I also found a respite I didn't know I needed. Our classes turned into times of deep fellowship, and I carry that fellowship with me as I minister. Spiritual direction training isn't for everyone, but it can be a great fit for many because we can never get too good at listening to God, who is sometimes mysteriously present, sometimes humorously present, but always present. . . and we can never get too good at listening to our neighbor, who seeks God and who bears God's resemblance." —Stephanie Mettler, C.S.D.
Through our partnership with Baylor Continuing Education, participants in the spiritual direction training program may include Baylor University faculty and staff, Truett Seminary alumni, alumni of other theological institutions, and other interested applicants. Prerequisites in biblical and theological education (at least 12 credit hours at an undergraduate or graduate level) and personal references will be required for admission.
This program requires a four-semester commitment in order to receive certification in spiritual direction. Cohort Two meets Fall 2019 - Spring 2021 on Saturdays. Cohort Three meets Fall 2020 – Spring 2022 on Mondays. Please visit the Program Home page for proposed dates.
For Cohort Two, Year One tuition of $1,040 is due August 2019, and Year Two tuition of $1,040 is due in August 2020. Students must also purchase books and be prepared to pay personal spiritual direction fees.
For Cohort Three, Year One tuition of $1,095 is due August 2020, and Year Two tuition of $1,095 is due in August 2021. Students must also purchase books and be prepared to pay personal spiritual direction fees.
If you are interested in joining our next cohort, please contact Truett_SpiritualForm@baylor.edu. Applications will be sent out beginning in March 2021. The application deadline for our upcoming cohort is June 1, 2021.
All applications are processed and approved through Truett Seminary, then registration next steps are taken with Baylor Continuing Education. If you are eligible for employee tuition remission, please contact Baylor Human Resources for information on this process.
Cohort 4: June 1, 2021