Students can begin participating in the spiritual direction training program in the 2017-2018 academic year (Spiritual Direction I and II). Courses may be taken as part of the spiritual formation and discipleship concentration or as elective credits. Any student registering for Spiritual Direction I in the fall semester should intend to take Spiritual Direction II in the spring semester.
In order for students to receive certification from Truett Seminary, they must complete the second year of the program (Spiritual Direction III and IV). Courses must be taken in order. Students will ultimately receive 3 credit hours in the first academic year and 3 credit hours in the second academic year. We seek to keep students together through each semester of the program to create a cohort experience of shared prayer, conversation, practice, and mutual encouragement for soul care in ministry.
One special component of this training is the opportunity to serve as a spiritual director to Baylor undergrad students through a practicum process beginning in Spring 2018. This element of the program is being coordinated with Burt Burleson, our university chaplain. Students, if you are a resident chaplain or hope to become one, we especially encourage you to participate!