FIND School for Spiritual Direction & Formation
FIND - School for Spiritual Direction and Formation is a school created by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in 1997. It was founded as a training program for spiritual directors and ministry leaders seeking study in the ancient art of christian formation and spiritual direction.
What is the course of study?
The school offers two tracks of study for its students: spiritual formation and spiritual direction.
What's the difference between the two tracks?
A spiritual director tends to work one-on-one or with a specific group of people toward their individual relationship with God. It is a ministry of listening with a holy ear. A director may companion another individual for a short time or for years along their spiritual walk. A director also may serve congregations with programming, retreats, workshops, etc., on issues of faith and spirituality.
A spiritual formation leader tends to work in ministries that help people experience new ways of relating to God through workshops, quiet days, and other educational events, but not as a guide for individuals.