Welcome to SoulStream’s Art of Spiritual Direction Program
SoulStream is a dispersed contemplative community seeking to live authentically with Christ encouraging one another to receive the gift of God’s loving presence in all of life. As one expression of SoulStream’s desire to walk with, listen to, and care for others with compassion and vulnerability, we offer the Art of Spiritual Direction training program. This program centers on nurturing the gift of listening – a simple, deeply attentive, expressly spacious and gently tenacious gift. This listening is also a sacred gift.
The Art of Spiritual Direction is a community of learning and support, inviting participants to journey deeper into contemplative experience with God while growing in the art and skill of accompanying others as they awaken to God’s presence in all of life.
The program includes interactive classroom study as well as experiential practice in the classroom with fellow classmates, out of the classroom with volunteer directees and regular one-on-one sessions with a supervisor. Journaling and reflection papers deepen the learning.
On behalf of our program coordinators, Pearl Nieuwenhuis*, and Doug Schroeder*, and the entire facilitation team, I am delighted to welcome you here as you explore the possibility of nurturing this sacred gift of listening in you.
May God’s Spirit guide your discernment.
Deb Arndt, Executive Director
SoulStream is a dispersed contemplative community seeking to live authentically with Christ by encouraging one another to receive the gift of God’s loving presence in all of life.
*Denotes Independent Contractor for 2023 – 2025 cohort