Spiritual Direction in the ECC

Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Through this ministry one discerns the presence and work of God’s Spirit with a companion who sets aside the concerns of their own life to attend to the experience of God in the life of another.

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Opportunities to Receive Spiritual Direction

If you desire to receive spiritual direction, there are Covenanters in each conference who are happy to assist you in locating a director or pointing you to further resources. Find a director in your regional conference.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence offers grant funding for Covenant pastors, missionaries, chaplains and their spouses to explore spiritual direction for their own lives.

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Becoming a Spiritual Director

The C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction is grounded in the heritage of the Evangelical Covenant Church and offers one of the leading Spiritual Direction Certificate Programs in the Evangelical tradition. In this graduate-level program, you’ll be trained to serve as a qualified spiritual director in the Christian tradition, equipped with the skills to offer a ministry of guidance and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion.

Your gifts of listening and discernment will be utilized to enable pastors and laity to become the people God created them to be. Click here to learn more.