What: Spiritual direction is the ancient practice of helping you understand your own story and enter more fully into the story God is telling. While counseling deals with past trauma and life coaching deals with future goals, spiritual direction deals with the present moment. What is God doing right now? What is He up to in your life? Spiritual direction is not discipling, teaching, or even mentoring. It is a type of conversation that will help you become more attuned to God’s presence in and around you. Such awareness can be profoundly helpful and healing for the masculine soul. He is already seeking to enter our stories. Responding to His initiative is how we become men.
Why: Men seek out spiritual direction for a variety of reasons. Some are facing a crisis of faith or are in a period of great difficulty. Others feel stuck or confused in their relationship with God. Still others just want help growing closer to Him.
From men who have experienced spiritual direction:
"Spiritual direction caught me by surprise. It has reshaped the way I connect with my Father with more intimacy and gratitude. I am so much more aware of His love for me throughout my day." —Minister
"Spiritual direction has helped me understand God's deep love for me and His desire for me to experience His love. This simple, but also deeply complex, realization has revolutionized how I pray, think about God, and think about myself." —Teacher
"I have known for some time that God loved the world, but I have had difficulty experiencing intimacy with Him myself. Spiritual direction has opened the door to Jesus' invitation to spend every day with Him. I am no longer working for His attention." — Medical professional
Who: Bill is a certified spiritual director (Lipscomb University, 2016).
Where: West End Community Church, 235 White Bridge Pike. Sessions will be held in a private room on the 3rd floor of the Discipleship Center.
When: Sessions are one hour long and can be scheduled on Tuesdays or Fridays. Most happen on a monthly basis. Spiritual direction can be discontinued at any time.
Cost: $75 per each hour session. Fee adjustments are available if needed.
Confidentiality: All conversations are strictly confidential.
To sign up or ask questions: Email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org