Spiritual Direction

The unit Spiritual Direction builds on previous studies in spirituality and provides the student with skills and practice to contemplate future ministry in the role as spiritual guide and mentor.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Christian Spirituality

Credit Points



9 credit points in Christian Spirituality



Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. appraise spiritual direction as a historical charism and investigate its resurgence within the wider contemporary church context
  2. reflect critically on the practice of spiritual direction and the theories which underpin this ministry
  3. demonstrate a mastery of skills within spiritual direction as a professional practice
  4. utilise discernment to identify healthy and unhealthy verbal responses in the nurturing of the spiritual journey of others
  5. evaluate their suitability and professional aptitude to undertake a ministry in the field of spiritual direction.
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