At Larger Story, we encourage Christians to consider the enormous value of spiritual direction and to engage in meaningful, powerful, soul-shaping conversations. You don’t have to have a problem to seek spiritual direction, simply something you’d like to talk about. Something that’s weighing on your mind in need of some attention.
As we conceive it, Spiritual Direction is the process of exploring and understanding the interior world of another, following the Spirit’s work in transforming the person’s interior world to become more like Christ. A one-on-one session offers an objective, non-judgmental space where you can talk freely and openly about the things on your heart and mind and receive valuable insight from a trained fellow sojourner.
Spiritual Direction is Not Counseling or Coaching
There are distinctions between spiritual direction and therapeutic relationships. In general, therapy and counseling deal primarily with problem areas of one’s life and attempt to bring healthy resolution to issues. Spiritual direction is concerned with finding and responding to God in the midst of pain or disorder as well as in the rest of life.
Problem/issue solving is not the primary focus of Spiritual Direction. Surprising new perspectives usually arise in contemplative spiritual direction as both director and directee listen deeply for the whispers and nudges of God, but the focus in Spiritual Direction is not on practical problem solving.
For more information on Spiritual Direction, please visit our Spiritual Direction – FAQ page.
Participate in Our Pilot Spiritual Direction Program
Here at Larger Story we are developing an online spiritual direction program. As a participant in this program, you will receive spiritual direction from an experienced and qualified spiritual director. Please note, this is not a program that offers training to become a Spiritual Director. That training is offered at www.newwayministries.org.
Also, there is a fee required to participate in the program. Our spiritual directors have dedicated their lives to nurturing the body of Christ, which requires them to invest time they would typically dedicate to earning a living into engaging with others about their spiritual struggles and opportunities. We are offering this pilot program at a discounted rate while we perfect the system of delivery, but there will be a fee involved to compensate our directors for their time.
We are starting with a contained pilot program for a limited number of people with a few of our best spiritual directors, and we are looking for individuals to participate. If you are interested in being part of this select program, or if you want to know more about what we are planning in the future, please click below.