The West Midlands Courses in Spiritual Direction
A course for anyone who wants to grow in responsiveness to God. With an awareness of some of the Christian prayer traditions, tutors journey with participants to develop reflection (noticing the movements of the Spirit), an awareness of personality and prayer, and the use of silence, solitude, the Bible and our imaginations as helps to develop intimacy with God. See the course description and general publicity poster for you to use.
The course will run from Oct 2023 to Feb 2024 over six Tuesday evenings online, plus three Saturdays in Penn, Wolverhampton. You can apply online or email your application to Charles Ruxton, Diocesan Spirituality Adviser.
Cost: £144 (i.e. £12/eve plus £24 per day session). This reflects the running cost of the course; however if cost presents an obstacle please still apply as we may be able to help.
For anyone who has done Soul Food (or equivalent) and wishes to become more able to make space for God in conversation with others. Participants need to be receiving Spiritual Direction (help is given in finding a Companion if required). Read the course description.
Cost £288** (see below)
The art of Spiritual Direction
For some, a gift and calling to be a Spiritual Companion to others emerges. This course is for those in whom this calling is discerned and aims to develop the gift of enabling another person to attend to their relationship with God. It involves a growing personal awareness of the movements of the Spirit as well as an openness to the ways in which God deals with another person. We use the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises as a guide for this process. Course description
This course runs from May 2023 meeting monthly on Tuesdays for a year, plus a 3-day residential retreat 11-14 September 2023. Apply online or download application form.
Cost £390 for each of the three terms plus £300 for the residential** (some bursary funding may be available).
**This reflects the running cost of the course; however if cost presents an obstacle, please still apply as we may be able to help.
Courses are open to Christians from any church. To book or register your interest click the links above, or to discuss the courses, please email Charles Ruxton, Diocesan Spirituality Adviser firstname.lastname@example.org.