Spiritual Direction

It is easier to find guides, someone to tell you what to do, than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship as you work it out yourself. This is what spiritual direction is.

Eugene H. Peterson

Spiritual Direction is an invitation to come as you are, encounter the Holy and see what happens. Spiritual directors offer an invitation to encounter the Holy, either one-on-one or in a group setting. We were all meant to live life with an awareness of God’s presence and love, yet so often we are too busy and distracted to notice! In spiritual direction, we set aside time to meet with someone who will prayerfully listen as we reflect on our relationship with our Creator, and who can help us discern and experience God’s presence and the Spirit’s movement in more of a moment-by-moment way.

Spiritual Direction Videos

Watch our Spiritual Direction Introductory Workshop.

Upcoming Spiritual Direction Experiences

Click on an event title for details regarding each event. (If the message below is “No Event Found”, that means there are no currently scheduled events in this pathway.)  View our Online Experiences calendar for a complete list of upcoming experiences in all Pathways.

Individual Spiritual Direction

A Taste of Spiritual Direction

We are blessed to be able to offer one free phone session for those who are interested in experiencing what contemplative spiritual direction is like. Patricia Scott is a graduate of our 2-year Spiritual Director Formation Program and here is her invitation to you, if you are new to spiritual direction:

Life in general is a very big job. My close relationship with God helps me navigate earth school so much more successfully. I would describe spiritual direction as laid-back conversation with the highest regard for safety and confidentiality. Come as you are, share what’s in your heart and contemplatively revisit gems that surface. I am 76 years and I live in Northern California. Kayaking is my church and service is a joy! Come dip your toes in spiritual direction and leave the conversation better for it. Leave structure, homework, objectives and fixing behind. Experience nourishment for the soul.

To schedule an appointment with Patricia, please contact our JCA assistant Karen at karen@journeycenter.org.

Group Spiritual Direction

LGBTQ+ Spiritual Conversations

Our LGBTQ+ Spiritual Conversations group is a safe and sacred place to explore our spiritual journeys in light of our sexual and gender identities. ...
06 Feb
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Journey Center Santa Rosa
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Spiritual Directors

Here at Journey Center online, spiritual direction is at the core of everything we offer and we are glad to introduce you to the gifted spiritual directors we recommend. Each of them has completed a training/certification program and offers virtual sessions online, so that you can meet with a spiritual director from wherever you are.

As you read each person’s story, notice the 2 or 3 that you are most drawn to. This is the place to begin your discernment about who the Spirit is inviting you to meet with for this season of your spiritual journey. 

Contact those spiritual directors via their email address to set up an initial introductory appointment, which is free of charge. This is a time for you and the spiritual director to get to know each other. Feel free to contact multiple people if this will help you determine who is right for you. If you choose to continue meeting with a spiritual director, they will talk with you about their fee for ongoing monthly sessions. May you be blessed as you seek and find your spiritual director, and the wonderful gift of spiritual direction.

NOTE: If you are a trained spiritual director looking for a supervisor, please see Dale Webb’s information below. He offers both group and individual supervision opportunities.

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