– Do you feel called to be a spiritual companion to others?
– Do people seek you out when they need someone to listen to them?
– Do you enjoy being with others as they explore their spirituality?
– Are you intrigued by the gift of spiritual companioning?

If you answer yes to questions like the ones above, we invite you to participate in a 3 week course which introduces spiritual companioning, as well as how Wayfaring Companions uniquely approaches this work. Each session includes experiential learning, discussion, guided practices, and fun. There are reading assignments between the sessions that help inform the conversation. The course is facilitated by the Wayfaring Companions faculty: Wendi Bernau, Ryan Roth-Klinck, and Matthew Johnson.

Through this course you will be given tools to discern your calling to spiritual companioning (also known as spiritual direction). You will also get to interact with the Wayfaring Companions Team, our style, our gifts, and our 2 year program. Our goal is not to “sell you” on our program, but to give you enough information to help you discern if we are the right program for you!

Three consecutive weeks
Dates: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13 2023
Time: 6:30-8:00 CST
Total Cost: $150

Session Highlights:
Each session includes spiritual practices, interactive learning, discussion, and sharing of content.

Session 1: Foundational Understanding and Tools of Spiritual Direction
In this interactive session, we introduce our understanding of spiritual direction along with tools for growing in listening. Then we put those tools to use as we spend time sharing our stories and listening to one another.

Session 2: The Unique Elements of Wayfaring Companions
The Wayfaring Companions program not only trains people in formal spiritual direction, we also explore what it means to take a listening, discerning posture into the world. To unpack this approach we utilize 4 terms which we call elements: Vitality, Mystery, Contemplation, and Moxie.

Session 3: Discerning Your Call to Spiritual Direction
As we conclude the course we take time to look at the logistical structure of Wayfaring Companions (workload, meeting frequency, and training arc). We also discuss ways to discern further if you are called to this work, as well as this particular program.

Dates for this course are not currently scheduled. To learn more about possible dates, click the button and complete the form.