Would you like to be a Spiritual Director?
For many years, through our affiliates, we have trained numerous students in the art and method of Spiritual Direction. These tuition based two-year programs consist of three – three-day, in-person intensives each year, with reading, contemplation, and other course work assigned in between. CFDM through its training programs offers equipping and training events for groups and individuals such as monthly spiritual retreat days, quarterly renewal weekends, certificate programs in Christian formation and spiritual direction, and other needed programs designed for individuals, churches, or networks of churches.
Our next training will be ONLINE ONLY starting in October 2023. Join us!
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Beginning in September of 2016, Catherine and Douglas Gregg began a two- year training program for spiritual directors in Northern Nevada
Beginning in October of 2017, Catherine and Douglas Gregg began a two- year training program for spiritual directors in Southern Nevada.
Northern and Southern Nevada were joined by California and Idaho
Our first Online Cohort 2022’s Graduating Class!
Led by Jacci Turner, Joan Peyser, Ken Larson and Maria Glanzmann
The CFDM Spiritual Direction Training Program is designed for those seeking to serve as spiritual directors. The program builds upon an individual’s spiritual and practical gifts. Participants need to demonstrate a commitment to discerning the call of spiritual director and through program participation, model a positive understanding and response to the call by developing proper skills needed for spiritual direction.
The certificate awarded upon completion of the program is not a license for practicing spiritual direction but is evidence of having received training in this area.
- Feedback from Recent CFDM Spiritual Direction Graduates
-I would encourage anybody going through a transition or discernment period in their life to participate in this training – anyone seeking to learn a bit more about themselves and their relationship with the Spirit.
-This course would be especially useful to folks who are ‘ingrained’ in their own religions – to learn that there is something deeper and meaningful than religious rites/dogma – or attending church on Sunday.
– Chaplain aspirants would benefit as part of their training to meet folks where they are and learn listening skills (listening from the heart, not just the ears).
-This program will make them better listeners to others and to God, and this program may help them develop a closer relationship with God.
-I have a friend interested in taking this training, I’d encourage them to do so for their personal development in Spiritual Formation as well as the potential for becoming a Spiritual Director.
-A knowledge of spiritual formation practices, their
Enneagram type, and further avenues of study. I would also hope they would learn how to
become a better listener and to be fully present with their Directee and with God.