The SF Indy School of Spiritual Direction (SOSD)
If you’ve been looking for training in the ministry of spiritual direction, we’d love for you to consider the SF Indy School of Spiritual Direction program. The Year One program provides a solid introduction to spiritual direction, both through reading classic texts and practice in offering direction. Year Two is advanced training designed for those who successfully complete the requirements of Year One and who discern a calling to spiritual direction.
Our training in spiritual direction is from a Christian perspective. We believe in the triune God; God as Creator of all, Jesus as God revealed in the flesh, and the Holy Spirit as the gift of God who transforms our lives and empowers us to participate in God’s redemptive work in the world. Scripture is the sacred text informing how we live out our faith. We feel most at home in the Contemplative Christian Tradition where spiritual direction has its roots.
REGISTRATION AND COST
After April 1st you can register for the upcoming fall cohort by requesting, filling out and submitting an application and two references. Once we receive your application and references, we will respond in order to schedule a phone or face-to-face conversation. If you are accepted into the program, a $400 registration fee is required to reserve your spot.
The cost for the training is $2100 per year (including the $400 registration fee). The balance can be paid in 4 equal payments of $425. You will be invoiced for each payment over the course of the nine months.
Books, lodging and transportation aren’t included in the cost of the training. Some lodging is available at SF Indy at no cost for out-of-town students. All meals are included during each intensive.
Each School of Spiritual Direction cohort (Year One and Year Two) will meet five times over the course of nine months at SF Indy. We meet all day Friday (8 am to 8 pm) and all day Saturday (8 am to 4 pm).
If you have further questions, would like to preview a course syllabus, receive an application or set up an interview, please email Beth Booram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018/19 Year One Applications:
After April 1, 2018, SF Indy will be receiving applications for the SOSD 2018-2019 (Year One). Cohorts are limited to 10 participants.
The dates for the 2018--2019 SOSD (Year One) are:
September 14&15, 2018
November 9 &10, 2018
January 11 &12, 2019
March 8 & 9, 2019
May 10 & 11, 2019
The dates for the *2018-2019 SOSD (Year Two) are:
October 12 & 13, 2018
December 7 & 8, 2018
February 8 & 9, 2019
April 12 & 13, 2019
June 7 & 8, 2019
*You must have completed Year One in order to apply for Year Two of the SF Indy School of Spiritual Direction.
Peer Supervision for Trained Spiritual Directors:
If you are a trained spiritual director living in or near the Indianapolis area, we offer a monthly gathering for spiritual directors to receive peer supervision. This is also designed for graduates of the SOSD to continue to grow in their practice of spiritual direction. For more information, contact us.