Spiritual Direction Certification Program

February 2022-2024
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The world needs more people who are willing to offer spiritual accompaniment for the benefit of others. Please consider if you, or someone you know, is ready and willing to be be formed as a Spiritual Director/Spiritual Companion and serve a great need of our time.

Spiritual Direction Certification Program
Applications due 28 February

Those who have experienced the transformational power of soul-caring conversations are invited to apply.
Spiritual Direction is a spiritual practice involving intentional conversations for the purpose of cultivating greater depths of relationship with the Divine, other people, all of creation, and the self. Learn how to receive and hold the sacred stories of our daily lives.

This two-year program includes six themed intensives:

  • May 19-21, 2022: Integrative Practices Part I (Madison, AL)
  • Oct 13-15, 2022: The Practice of Spiritual Direction Part I
  • Feb 23-25, 2023: Sacred Story (Birmingham, AL)
  • May 2023: Integrative Practices Part II
  • Oct 2023: The Practice of Spiritual Direction Part II
  • Feb 2024: Co-Creativity with God (Birmingham, AL)

In addition to the intensive themes listed above, the formation program includes the threaded topics of Dreamwork, Rule of Life, Mindfulness, Contemplation, Integral Theory, and Know Thyself. Click here for an informational video about the program.

To be included in the 2022-2024 Cohort, which starts with online preparation assignments in March and an intensive in May, the completed application must be received by 28 February. Early applications are encouraged.

For detailed information on the program visit the program page on our website.
To request an application contact office@metageminstitute.org or call 256-714-8837. You are encouraged to book a Zoom session to answer any questions you may have: https://mcakamatsu.youcanbook.me/

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The Rev. Mary Catherine Akamatsu