CSD in Arkansas

Take a step forward toward a better tomorrow by becoming a spiritual director through Perkins Certificate in Spiritual Direction! This cohort meets twice a year during four 4-day training sessions at Mount Eagle Retreat Center in Clinton, AR. 

Special funding for this program through the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas is available to qualified individuals. 


October 2023

Noticing the Things of God
Spiritual Disciplines

May 19-23, 2024

Spiritual Journey & Spiritual Direction
Practicum A - Freedom

October 13-17, 2024

Holy Spirit & Discerning One's Path
Practicum B - Body

May 2025

Current Topics in Spiritual Direction
Practicum C - Art, Music and Group 

Read more about the courses here.


Applications for the next cohort will be available Spring 2025.

Application must be completed and letters of reference and application fee must be received prior to the deadline.

Please Note: This application must be completed in one sitting. You will not be able to save and restart the application at a later time. Please be sure to SUBMIT your application before you click the link to pay your fee, otherwise your application will be lost. 



Registration: $1,000*

Student Fees: $250

*Registration Fee is generously covered by a scholarship from the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas for all participants in the Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Please contact Cathy Hall for more information on how to obtain this scholarship. 

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