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Year Two

Already completed Year One of Spiritual Direction? Join us for an immersive Year Two experience.

As a spiritual director, I see myself as a companion to people on their journeys. As a companion, I accompany others who become more fully who they have been created to be, sinking their roots deep into the living waters of God’s grace and bearing fruit in the world. — Susan S. Phillips, Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction

Fall 2024- 2025 Year Two cohorts

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The cost of this experience in formation and training is $2,950. Payment in full is due before Module One. Payment plans are available upon request and must be approved by the Director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality. 

This price covers your training as well as breakfast and lunch during each of the modules. You will be responsible for the cost of your travel, lodging, books, and any other meals.

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The deadline to apply for our fall cohorts is July 1st. All applications received after this deadline are automatically archived and a new application is required to be considered for the following year.

If you have any questions about our spiritual direction cohorts or anything pertaining to the Institute for Christian Spirituality, please email us at ics [at] lipscomb.edurel="noopener" target="_blank".

Fall Year Two Cohorts

2024- 2025 Fall Locations, Facilitators & Dates

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Nashville & Bristol, TN: Deborah Jackson

Deborah is a spiritual director in the Nashville, TN area. Her formation includes training through Lipscomb University’s Institute of Christian Spirituality 2-year training program and serving an apprenticeship as a spiritual direction cohort facilitator with four cohorts in the Lipscomb program. The Ignatian Spirituality training included in Year 2 of the Lipscomb program led her to take an additional year of training through the School of Ignatian Spirituality program of Sustainable Faith to be certified to lead others through the Ignatian Exercises. In addition to offering spiritual direction, Deborah is the Operations Pastor of Christ is Love Church in Hendersonville, TN. She holds an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University; her undergrad work was done at Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Nashville, TN dates:
August 30-31, 2024
October 25-26, 2024
January 10-11, 2025
March 13-14, 2025
May 2-3, 2025

Bristol, TN dates:
September 13-14, 2024
November 15-16, 2024
January 17-18, 2025
March 28-29, 2025
May 9-10, 2025