We are thrilled that you are interested in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction. We are looking for individuals to whom God has given the gift of this ministry; i.e., that people come to you to share their spiritual journeys. We help you be more intentional with that gift.
Applications are now closed for the current cohort beginning in 2024. If you want to be placed on the waiting list, please fill out the application below.
Here is what a former co-director says about this program:
Selah offers a certificate in Spiritual Direction.
Certificate in Spiritual Direction: A fifteen-month program grounded in Christian contemplative disciplines. Participants receive a Certificate in Spiritual Direction at the completion of the program requirements. To find out more, Click here.
Jackie L. Halstead, Ph.D., LMFT, MDiv, is the CEO of Selah and holds two certificates from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. The first is in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats and the second is in Spiritual Guidance. Dr. Halstead has been led through a 30-day Silent Retreat in the Full Spiritual Exercises of Ignatus. She makes an eight-day Ignatian retreat each year at Spring Hill College under the direction of Fr. Christopher Viscardi, SJ. She is director of the Spiritual Direction Certificate. Jackie has been on the faculty of Abilene Christian University for twenty years–serving as Marriage and Family Therapy Department Chair and Program Director. She now serves as Associate Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, On-line, and lives in Nashville, TN.