SPI 501 The Christian Ministry of Spiritual Direction
Faculty: The Rev. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R., Th.D., S.T.D., D.Min. (Profile)
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course will examine from a variety of perspectives the complex factors involved in Christian ministry of spiritual direction. It will do so by looking at the ministry’s context, identity, interaction with psychology, beginnings, and process. Special emphasis will be given to the role of experience, prayer, discernment, dialogue, and concerns such as supervision and group direction. The aim is to give students a sound introduction to spiritual direction in the Church today and to encourage them to deepen their interest, learning, and skills in this important ministry.