WAVERLEY CERTIFICATE IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
Up to two years part-time. Students taking this award study alongside students in the Spiritual Formation Programme, which means the duration of the course may vary dependent upon the point at which a student joins the course.
Mode of Study
Part-time – most modules are delivered in two blocks of three days each.
Description of modules
Framework, skills and ethics
This core module, along with the module Approaches to Spiritual Formation, forms the theoretical framework and practical perspective. It facilitates the application of both theory and relational skills to the practice of pastoral care, chaplaincy, spiritual direction and mentoring/coaching.
Approaches to Spiritual Formation
An approach which underpins all else in our lives, providing focus; a clearly articulated process and a practice designed to heighten our awareness of God. This module explores and progresses that awareness in our daily lives.
The scope of this topic is wide and includes theology, historical antecedents and ways in which our ‘faith journey’ can be conceptualised. The topic includes the practice of both regular ongoing direction and retreat direction. This module will enable students to use spiritual direction as the main focus of their ministry; it will also equip those with other ministries to use the skills of spiritual direction.
Students are required to undertake a 3 day self-funded retreat as part of the module.