Listening with a holy ear.
FIND students are not required to choose a track of study until midway through the three-year program. Information about the two areas is provided in course work and with faculty/director consultations.
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.
Direction track students are required to have a directee during the third year and will learn peer supervision from a qualified instructor and with classmates on the track.
A student who chooses this path will have all the same curriculum as formation track students except for eight hours of peer supervision practicum during class times.