September Spiritual Direction Training Cohort Groups Forming

Is God calling you to the ministry of spiritual direction?

Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in Lino Lakes / Twin Cities, Minnesota announces Arizona cohorts forming for “Tending the Holy – Preparation for the Ministry of Spiritual Direction.”  This two-year program begins with a one-day orientation in September.

Unique online learning cohorts meet twice monthly September through May.  A silent retreat weekend occurs each year.  Course requires computer access.  Participants meet regularly with a spiritual director prior to and during the program.  Program includes required readings, written reflections, practicums in receiving and giving spiritual direction, and peer supervision with a trained director.

Program presenters include authors:

  • Jeannette Bakke, Ph.D.,Holy Invitations
  • Janet Hagberg, M.A., The Critical Journey
  • Pat Hendricks, BS ED, Hungry Souls, Holy Companions
  • Brad Holt, Ph. D., Thirsty for God
  • Joann Nesser, D. Min., and Christos Founder, Contemplative Prayer; Praying When the Well Runs Dry, Journey into Reality, Journey from Self to God
  • And many other experienced guest speakers.

Program fee is $2,475 per year,with monthly payment plans available. Additional costs include $100 registration fee, books, spiritual direction, and two weekend retreats.

For more information, you may reach Phoenix contact Paul Soderquist at, phone 480.740.8730.  Or lead coordinator Joyce Finch at, phone 651-653-8207. Website is



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