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Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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Now accepting applications for the new Endeavor Program, a unique educational experience designed for you!

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Return To Campus Plan

Lipscomb University's comprehensive plan to return to campus.

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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 2020-2021 Year Two cohorts

The deadline to apply for our fall cohorts was Friday, July 31st. All applications received after this deadline are automatically archived and a new application is required to be considered for the following year.

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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If you have any questions about our spiritual direction cohorts or anything pertaining to the Institute for Christian Spirituality, please email us at

Fall Year Two Cohorts

2020- 2021 Fall Locations, Facilitators & Dates

Karen Wood

Brentwood, TN: Karen Wood

Karen Wood received her Master of Arts in Christian Practices from Lipscomb University and has been offering spiritual direction for the past 9 years. She received her training from Lipscomb University’s Institute for Christian Spirituality. She serves as a teacher/trainer for both the Year 1 and Year 2 programs and is also trained in leading others through the Ignatian Exercises.Prior to training Spiritual Directors, Karen served as the Director of Spiritual Formation for Lipscomb Academy, grades K-12, as well as teaching in the Lipscomb Academy Bible and English Departments. However, her current favorite role in life is being grandmother to five amazing little ones. She loves watching God through the eyes of a child!

September 20-21, 2020
November 8-9, 2020
January 17-18, 2021
February 28- March 1, 2021
April 25-26, 2021