The Spiritual Journey:
An 8-Month Program to Nourish Your Soul

We're now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 cohorts!

The information below is about our program in Southern California.
To learn more about
our one-week intensive summer program at Ghost Ranch, visit the Ghost Ranch website >

What is the program?

In California, the Spiritual Journey is an eight-month program that supports participants exploring their personal spiritual lives in a small group setting, deeply enriching their relationship with God/Spirit and recognizing the ways that God is present and working in their lives. A trained facilitator accompanies members in developing their skills in deep listening and personal discernment.

Here you can explore contemplative ways of paying attention to your life, cultivate awareness of how you respond to “The More” beckoning you to grow in self-understanding, sample varied forms of prayer and reflection, and experiment with new ways to uncover and converse about spiritual experiences.

Participants are introduced to the deep and expansive practices of spiritual formation, the ancient practice of spiritual direction, and a process of discernment for the next steps in their spiritual journey.

This program serves as the prerequisite to Stillpoint's intensive training program in The Art of Spiritual Direction.​

When and where is it?

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 cohorts. The program will be offered in Claremont, the Inland Empire, Irvine, Pasadena, the South Bay, Simi Valley, and Santa Barbara.

Classes will begin near the end of September 2018. Subsequent dates are scheduled by the group at the first meeting.

We offer a parallel program in an intensive one-week format in the summer at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Read more about our Ghost Ranch program here >

Who is it for?

The Spiritual Journey Program is open to people of all denominations and faiths who are seeking to go deeper in their spiritual walk. We are rooted in the Christian tradition and we welcome a diverse and inclusive learning community

What is the commitment?

The program consists of eight five-hour sessions that meet once a month. Sessions include time for personal reflection, sharing in pairs and triads, experience-based learning, group discussion of assigned readings, and practice in forms of prayer and contemplation

What does it cost?

Tuition of $400 includes instruction, facilitated group interaction, and private sessions with faculty.

There is a nonrefundable $25 application fee.

As part of the application process, an interview with a staff member will be arranged with you.