What is the program?

This new Stillpoint certification program is designed to provide Spiritual Directors with valuable understanding of group direction, combined with guided, hands-on practice.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will:

  • Understand the elements of group spiritual direction

  • Experience facilitating groups and navigating group dynamics

  • Explore how following rhythms of silence, prayer, and speech can foster deeper conversations, connection with the Divine and openness to transformation


Who is it for?

The program is for Stillpoint graduates or interns who have completed The Spiritual Journey program and year one of The Art of Spiritual Direction.

It is also open to all certified Spiritual Directors who have gone through a spiritual direction formation program.


When & where is it?

The 2019 cohort will meet at Brentwood Presbyterian Church (12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049) over the course of four Saturdays:

  • Saturday, March 30, 9 a.,m. - 4 p.m. (lunch provided)

  • Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. (lunch provided)

  • Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (bring your own lunch)

  • Saturday, June 22*, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (bring your own lunch)

*Graduation will follow the final session, from 1 - 2 p.m.


What is the commitment?

The program consists of two full-day, and two half-day modules. Sessions include time for personal reflection, group sharing and discussion, experience-based learning, and practice leading groups.


What does it cost?

Application fee = $25

Tuition = $500 (includes a $100 nonrefundable deposit)

The total cost of $525 covers your application fee, instruction, facilitated group interaction, practicum, and certificate of completion. See “Other FAQs” below for payment options.


How do I apply?

The application process is as follows…

  1. Apply here by providing your contact information along with your $25 application fee.

  2. Our Program Director, Ravi Verma, will contact you to set up a phone interview.

  3. After the phone interview, we’ll let you know if you’ve been accepted, at which point you will be responsible for paying your tuition as indicated below.

Need more information before you apply? No problem, click here to send us your contact information and someone will call you.


Other FAQs

How is tuition paid & when is it due?

There are two payment plans…

  1. Pay in full
    Your $500 tuition payment includes a nonrefundable $100 deposit, due upon your acceptance to the program.

  2. Pay in installments
    Reserve your place by paying a nonrefundable $100 deposit. The remaining $400 balance will be due by the first session.

Please make sure you submit an application and speak to someone before making a tuition payment.

Can I miss a module or portion of a module?

No. Because of the nature of group spiritual direction, attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Applicants must be able to commit to attending all four modules: one full day and three half-days.

Can I audit this class without participating in leading group spiritual direction?

No. In order to provide safe space for the group participants, auditing this program is not an option.

Are there scholarships available for this program?

Yes. There are a limited number of scholarships. Contact Ravi Verma: ravi@stillpointca.org