United Theological Seminary

Spiritual Direction Concentration

Prepare to engage in the ministry and ancient practice of Christian spiritual direction. Spiritual directors assist others in hearing God’s call as they explore and deepen their spiritual life. The demand for spiritual directors has been growing. Spiritual directors may work for a religious organization, or they may they set up their own independent office.

United students can take St. Catherine University’s Spiritual Direction Certificate as a concentration of our Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Leadership degree. If taken as a concentration, the certificate is an 18-credit course of study, including a 4-credit Spiritual Direction Practicum. Students will discern a potential calling to this ministry, engage in theological study and spiritual formation, deepen their spiritual development, and train to companion others on their journey.

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