ACSD Membership

Membership in the Association of Covenant Spiritual Directors is granted to those who support the purposes of the ACSD and are committed to the criteria and standards of the Association. Annual dues for membership are established each year by the ACSD.

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ACSD Membership Benefits

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

  • 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
Applying for a first time membership
  • Determine which type of membership is appropriate for you: Full, Associate, or Student. (Note: Full membership requires membership in a Covenant church.)
  • Fill out the appropriate application
  • Access appropriate reference forms for your membership. Either collect reference forms and submit with your application or have your references submit them directly (either online or PDF).
  • When the application and reference processes are complete, instructions will be given about completing a background check through the ECC (one-time cost of $15). Background check fees and remitting $20 annual ACSD dues can be paid at this link.

Applying for a Full Membership
Applying for an Associate Membership
Applying for a Student Membership

Apply for a Membership

Applying for Annual Renewal of ACSD Membership
  1. ALL membership applicants submit the Renewed Membership form annually (PDF or Online).
  2. If status has changed (e.g. if one wants to change from a Student or Associate member to a Full member), submit the appropriate application form and any additional references required as if one was making a first time application.

Renew your Annual Membership

Please complete an application online or print the PDF versions, complete application and email or send to:

ECC/Make and Deepen Disciples
8303 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631