Perkins

Certification in Spiritual Direction

 Certification in Spiritual Direction

Online registration must be completed and all supporting materials (essay, letters of reference and registration fee) must be received at least 21 days prior to the beginning of the session for which you are registering.

All candidates are required to complete a typewritten essay of no less than 1500 words answering the following questions:

1. What do you understand "spiritual direction" to be?

2. Why do you believe that you are called to a ministry of spiritual direction?

3. What do you believe are your gifts for that ministry?

Your essay should be sent via email to genevah@smu.edu at least 21 days prior to the beginning of the session for which you are registering.

Essays for the April 24-26, 2015, session in Dallas must be received no later than April 3, 2015.

All applications should also include three letters of reference, with one coming from your pastor or priest. Letters from your referees should be sent directly to The Office of Spiritual Formation at the address listed below, and should clearly address the following questions:

Letters from your referees should be sent directly to The Office of Spiritual Formation at the address listed below, and should clearly address the following questions:

1. How long have you known the candidate?

2. Do you believe the candidate is well suited and called to a ministry of spiritual direction?

3. What, specifically, do you believe are the candidate's gifts for that ministry?

Letters of reference for Dallas must be received at least 21 days prior to the session for which you are registering. By submitting the online registration form (below) you relinquish all rights to review the contents of the letters written by your referees.

The nonrefundable program registration fee of $100 should be made payable to Perkins School of Theology. Your registration fee must be received at least 21 days prior to the session for which you are registering.

 The registration fee for the April 24-26, 2015, session in Dallas must be received no later than April 3, 2015.

Send registration fee to:

The Office of Spiritual Formation
Southern Methodist University
Perkins School of Theology
PO Box 750133
Dallas, TX  75275-0133

Online Registration Form

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