Spiritual Director: Orientation Guide

Spiritual Director: Orientation Guide

Resources for shepherding, guiding, and providing spiritual care

Providing guidance and direction for believers takes personal skills and spiritual insight. This Orientation Guide draws on the collective wisdom of spiritual leaders to equip spiritual directors to shepherd with care and effectiveness.

Prepare for Your Role

On Spiritual direction
A seasoned pastor seeks a guide to the interior regions of faith.
By Eugene Peterson

Got Your Spiritual Director Yet?
Exploring the roots of a resurgent practice
By Chris Armstrong and Steve Gertz

Advice from an Experienced Spiritual Director
Insights on the role—and responsibility—of offering direction.
Interview with Jeannette Bakke

Key Characteristics of Spiritual Directors
Some important qualities to look for when choosing or training spiritual directors
By Sam O'Neal

Perform Your Role

Five Assumptions of Spiritual direction
Practical observations on incorporating an ancient discipline in a modern world
By Larry Crabb

A Model for Spiritual direction
How to enter a bloody battle that's already been won
By Larry Crabb

A Case Study on Spiritual direction
When my ministry adventure faltered, I found spiritual help from an unexpected direction.
By James Walters

Can Spiritual Maturity Be Taught?
An experienced leader offers her answer.
Interview with Roberta Hestenes

Spiritual Direction in Small Groups
How to take support and accountability to the next level
By Bill Donahue

Prayer List

Further Exploration

Total number of pages - 24

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Hungry for Transformation
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Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines
Go Deeper with Spiritual Disciplines
Everything you need to engage spiritual practices individually and in a group
Spiritual Disciplines for Leaders
Spiritual Disciplines for Leaders
Practices that can provide focus and refreshment for small-group ministry leaders
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The Benefits of House Churches
The distinction between house churches and small groups may not be all that important.
Group Discipleship Strategies
Group Discipleship Strategies
Holistic discipleship in small groups is possible.
3 Essentials for Disciple-Making Group Discussions
3 Essentials for Disciple-Making Group Discussions
Expert tips for leading your group members to spiritual growth
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