Spiritual Direction is one of the Center's key ministries. Learn more about this offering and how it can benefit you. Here are the answers to our most commonly asked questions.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is an ancient ministry in the church. In spiritual direction, the director helps the directee to become more aware of God and more responsive to God’s Presence. Sharing your unique journey can help deepen your relationship with God and help you find balance in your spiritual life. Download our brochure.
What is discussed during Spiritual Direction?
You can discuss anything with your spiritual director. All sessions are held in a private, intimate setting. Some topics that might come up are:
Your prayer life, what prayer means to you and how you relate to God in prayer
Personal issues such as your relationships with family and friends, or issues related to physical or mental health
Any major decisions you may be facing
Spiritual directors are not “problem solvers,” but more of a partner that can help you assess situations and find what might be God’s invitation to you at any given moment in your life. All matters discussed between spiritual directors and their directees are completely confidential.
How I do get connected with a Spiritual Director?
To start your journey with a spiritual director, contact the Spiritual Renewal Center at 315-472-6546. A member of our direction staff will speak with you to help find the best director for you, and set up an initial appointment. We have 24 highly-trained spiritual Directors of various Christian denominations on staff. Learn more about them.
What else should I know?
There is no required fee for spiritual direction. But as all our directors are paid, it is appropriate that those who benefit from this ministry contribute to the support of the Center. We suggest a $50 donation for each direction session, but any amount you can give will be gratefully received. Make a donation today.