THE ASSOCIATION OF

Covenant Spiritual Directors

Spiritual Direction

The Gift of Caring Presence

Are you seeking a deeper relationship with Christ? A soul friend or spiritual companion can offer support, encouragement, and accountability on your journey. Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Through this ministry one discerns the presence and work of God’s Spirit with a companion who sets aside the concerns of their own life to attend to the experience of God in the life of another.

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence offers grant funding for Covenant pastors, missionaries, chaplains and their spouses to explore spiritual direction for their own lives.

We are committed to the foundational Covenant question,“How goes your walk with Christ?

About the Association of Covenant Spiritual Directors

Our desire in the Evangelical Covenant Church is for individuals to have a deep, abiding life with Christ. This kind of experience is in keeping with the strong traditions of our denomination as we consider the formational question in the narrative of our history together: “How goes your walk with Christ?” We believe that a gentle, listening presence can help bring transformation in people’s lives.

The Association of Covenant Spiritual Directors (ACSD) exists to facilitate a broader connection between Covenant-affiliated spiritual directors.

We provide a team of vetted directors who provide visibility and advocacy for the practice of spiritual direction, support and resource our members, and coordinate shared ministries with regional conference networks. Members often offer direction at Covenant regional and national events.

Becoming a Spiritual Director

The C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction is grounded in the heritage of the Evangelical Covenant Church and offers one of the leading Spiritual Direction Certificate Programs in the Evangelical tradition. In this graduate-level program, you’ll be trained to serve as a qualified spiritual director in the Christian tradition, equipped with the skills to offer a ministry of guidance and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Your gifts of listening and discernment will be utilized to enable pastors and laity to become the people God created them to be.

Becoming a Member

Members of the ACSD may participate in and receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunities for individual growth for spiritual directors through supportive fellowship, continuing education, and individual encouragement
  • Opportunities for broader connection between Covenant-affiliated spiritual directors
  • Participation in forums for the sharing of ideas and resources related to spiritual direction
  • ACSD annual meeting and spiritual directors’ retreat in conjunction with the Covenant Midwinter Conference 
  • Inclusion in a master listing of members (access for members only)
  • Periodic written communication with members
  • Website posting resources and email updates for spiritual directors
 

Contact Us

(773) 784–3000
acsd@covchurch.org

Spiritual Direction is a ministry of
Make & Deepen Disciples