Cultivate a safe place to experience God and process your own spiritual journey.
In spiritual direction a soul friend desires to cultivate the sacred space you long for so that you can connect with, reflect and experience God’s living presence. At its core, spiritual direction is “companionship in your ever-deepening relationship with God.”
It is sometimes easier to explain what spiritual direction is by explaining what it is not. It is not counseling or coaching. It is not structured or guided by any one but the Holy Spirit. This is your time. It is not talking but listening, not noisy but silent. It is sacred. It is prayer. It is holding space for Presence.
One may inquire about spiritual direction when life changes in ways that are outside of our control, when we are trying to find a way forward and things are unclear, when our old ways of praying don’t seem to be feeding us, or when we are just plain looking for “something more.” For as often as inner restlessness and outer transitions bring people to spiritual direction, there is something even more common—the recommendation of a friend. Often what brings a person to spiritual direction was someone who said, “I recommend you consider meeting with a spiritual director about this”.
Typically you will meet with your Spiritual Director once monthly. This will occur at an agreed upon time and place including meeting virtually using ZOOM or other technology. We suggest a donation of $75 per hour for one-on-one spiritual direction and $45/person for group spiritual direction. Some people can give more and some people can give less. Making a donation is an investment in your spiritual life and the ongoing provision of the ministry of spiritual direction. If cost is a barrier, all requests for financial assistance will be considered.
We have provided a directory of spiritual directors from the Cloudwalk community for you to consider as you begin your search for a sacred companion. We would love to help you connect. Submit an inquiry here.
Group spiritual direction offers a way of listening and reflecting with a community of fellow travelers on our encounters and struggles with God in everyday life.
A spiritual direction group comes together to look beyond the world as we know it for guidance and understanding, for healing and for encouragement. We come together to be witnesses to God’s active presence in one another’s lives.
Group direction offers the advantage of the experience of others as we listen to one another. There are many ways to form a group. You may have an existing group of friends desiring to begin a spiritual journey together. Or you may be a part of a group of individuals that have contacted us expressing a desire to be a part of a direction group and may not know one another. Contact us here if you have questions or are interested in group spiritual direction.
Spiritual Direction Groups typically meet monthly and are led by a facilitator who is trained in Spiritual Direction. Each group consists of 4-6 members but may vary according to needs. We suggest a donation of $75 per hour for one-on-one spiritual direction and $45/person for group spiritual direction. Some people can give more and some people can give less. Making a donation is an investment in your spiritual life and the ongoing provision of the ministry of spiritual direction to others. If cost is a barrier, all requests for financial assistance will be considered.
As part of a group each person is given ample opportunity to share and reflect while others in the group are encouraged to listen first and then respond.
This group is a sacred one and we hold all that is shared in the group in the strictest of confidences. Always share to the level you feel comfortable. Listen, encourage and love one another. We do not come together to preach, teach or fix. We believe and practice that the greatest gift we can give is to listen and look for God’s presence in the life of another. Make space for one another and honor the limited time we have together.
For spiritual leaders in ministry, business and church who desire to lead from an understanding of God’s wisdom, while being deeply connected to Jesus’ way of life. Scripture says that without vision (seeing as God sees) the people will perish.
The great desire of leadership teams is to follow the leading of God, and not our own human wisdom and understanding. Discerning how The Holy Spirit is guiding requires humility, surrender and prayerful listening in the presence of God. Having an experienced spiritual facilitator to guide this process in a team setting can be invaluable… for the wisdom and direction of God is invaluable.
Our Leadership Spiritual Directors facilitate individual leaders and leadership teams in learning how to hear from God through prayer. We come alongside you and your team to help you to turn together to God through listening prayer, seeking to hear from Him for His vision, direction, and will for your organization. It has been described by some as praying and planning in the living presence of God. Once our Heavenly Father reveals His direction, we then engage in ongoing spiritual direction to help encourage you in how to follow God’s leading.
Understanding why your organization is important to God. Learning how to listen and hear God in prayer (individually and as a team). A greater sense of God’s vision, purpose and direction for your organization. The ability for the team to see one another as God sees us. An understanding of God’s ongoing priorities for your organization. Are you ready to allow God to fully enter your church, ministry or business and take it beyond your best thinking, your best strategies and your limited human capacity? Do you want to know the heart of God for the people and the organization He has given you to serve?If so, it would be our privilege to join you in seeking God together for the plans and purposes He has for you and your organization.
Please contact us here if you have additional questions or would like to receive leadership direction.
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