Spiritual Direction

Christian Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is an ancient ministry which has gained a resurgence during the last 30 years. It is a relationship in which one person assists another in listening and discerning God’s presence in their lives. The spiritual director serves as a companion on a life’s journey, listening attentively and contemplatively to an individual.

I meet with directees in my home office for hour-long sessions. As my home is not wheel-chair accessible I can arrange to meet with individuals in other Lansing area locations. I attempt meet with directees at times and on a schedule that meets directees needs. I do charge a fee to sustain my ministry. If you are interested in meeting with me, contact me at: jmdriedger(at)mindspring.com.

Coming soon: spiritual direction via webcam [skype] for folks who are unable to meet with me person-to-person. If you are interested, please contact me at the above email address.

I received my spiritual direction training at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) as part of my Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality degree. I am a member of Spiritual Directors International  since 1996, am listed on the Mennonite Spiritual Directors list, and on the Lansing (MI) Spiritual Directors Network. I meet with a local spiritual director, a peer supervision group, and continue my training through additional coursework at AMBS and other continuing education opportunities. I am currently mentoring individuals in a local spiritual direction training program.

The following links provide further information about spiritual direction:

http://sdiworld.org/what_is_spiritualdirection2.html 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf34i7YDxlQ

Update: I am taking a short sabbatical from spiritual directing, July 1-September 30, 2012.  Please contact me in October if you are interested in working with me.

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