C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction
Spiritual direction is the ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. The C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction desires to prepare individuals to serve in this contemplative ministry, encouraging other Christians to deepen their friendships with God. Theologically, the Center is grounded in the heritage of the Evangelical Covenant Church, with roots in the Protestant Reformation, classical Lutheran Pietism, and other evangelical movements.
North Park offers the leading spiritual direction certificate program in the Evangelical tradition and one of the few graduate level programs in the world. The Center's vision is to provide high quality education, marked by practitioner based experience and reflection. To learn more about the Certificate in Spiritual Direction contact the Seminary Office of Recruitment and Enrollment via email or at (773) 244-6229 or (800) 964-0101.
Certificate in Spiritual Direction
Our graduate level Certificate in Spiritual Direction is earned through a two-and-a-half year academic program, which includes three seven-day intensive courses during three consecutive summers. Students also complete two online practicum courses, for a total of 15 semester hours of academic credit. Those who complete the certificate program will be equipped to offer services of spiritual direction to their respective constituencies. The application deadline for this certificate program is March 31 each year. Complete details, including application documents, can be found on the certificate overview page.
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