Ministry Seminar: Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction

November 1-2, 2019

Learn in-person from Truett’s prestigious faculty during a 2-day seminar and practicum at the Seminary's Waco campus. This course is open to anyone, but priority is given to Certificate Program students.

Registration is available at two levels. Both include dinner on Friday, coffee on Saturday, and lunch on Saturday. (Lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday are on your own).

  • Non-Credit - $150 (for anyone simply wanting to attend)
  • Certificate Credit - $250 (additional reading and writing required)

The Certificate Credit option will count for one credit toward a Certificate of Ministry or an Advanced Certificate of Ministry.

About Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is directing someone's attention to where the Spirit of God is moving and working in their heart and life, not by telling them what to do but by helping them to hear the Holy Spirit. It is hard and challenging to learn how to do this, but we want to invite you into an introduction and practice of this subject.

Our hope is that you will improve in your abilities to provide care and help to those around you - to help you learn a better way of providing care.

Seminars will be offered, and then attendees will be placed in groups to receive and learn how to participate in providing Spiritual Direction to others through practical means.


Prior to Coming
Complete short assigned readings for all students

Friday, November 1st
12:00 - 12:30pm Registration and Welcome
12:30 - 2:00pm Seminar 1
2:00 - 2:15pm Break
2:15 - 3:45pm Seminar 2
3:45 - 4:15pm Long Break and Tour
4:15 - 5:45pm Seminar 3
5:45 - 6:45pm Dinner
6:45 - 8:30pm Cohort Breakout

Saturday, November 2nd
8:00 - 8:30am Coffee
8:30 - 9:15am Group 1
9:15 - 9:45am Break
9:45 - 10:30am Group 2
10:30 - 11:00am Individual Reflection Time
11:00am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00- 12:45pm Group 3
12:45 - 1:15pm Break
1:15 - 1:45pm Group 4
1:45 - 2:15pm Break
2:15 - 3:00pm Group 5
3:00 - 3:30pm Individual Reflection Time
3:30 - 4:30pm Debrief

Post Seminar Work (Due Date TBD)
Non-credit students: Return reflection and feedback form (strongly encouraged) Certificate students: Return reflection and feedback form and complete assigned book and short paper (required)


Seminars from Truett Seminary faculty, including:

Dr. Angela Reed, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Spiritual Formation