is used to help a person to develop a closer relationship with God and better discern how the Holy Spirit might be leading them in their lives. A spiritual director has been trained to help the directee listen for God in his or her life. There may be many reasons you need spiritual direction - discernment, life problems, a listening ear - but through all of these the goal is to draw you closer in your walk with God.
Typically you will meet with your Spiritual Director monthly for 45 minutes to an hour. You may have a Spiritual Director for a short time, or, often, you'll build a relationship that will continue for years. Spiritual Direction is different from Pastoral Counseling. Pastoral Counseling assumes the person is experiencing a difficulty, problem, or issue that is preventing them from living a healthy life. Spiritual direction assumes that the person is already whole, but looking for growth.
If you are interested in looking outside the ministry for a director, let us know and we can help you find someone!