"I entered the Spiritual Direction Training Program at Truett because I wanted to keep being sharpened by other ministers who were Christ-centered, who focused on forming disciples, and who listened well to others—and especially to Christ. In this program, I found that rare gift that I sought, and I also found a respite I didn't know I needed. Our classes turned into times of deep fellowship, and I carry that fellowship with me as I minister. Spiritual direction training isn't for everyone, but it can be a great fit for many because we can never get too good at listening to God, who is sometimes mysteriously present, sometimes humorously present, but always present. . . and we can never get too good at listening to our neighbor, who seeks God and who bears God's resemblance." —Stephanie Mettler, CSD
Through our partnership with Baylor Continuing Education, participants in the spiritual direction training program may include Baylor University faculty and staff, Truett Seminary alumni, alumni of other theological institutions, and other interested applicants. Prerequisites in biblical and theological education (at least 12 credit hours at an undergraduate or graduate level) and personal references will be required for admission.
This program requires a four-semester commitment in order to receive certification in spiritual direction. Cohort Five meets Fall 2022—Spring 2024 on Mondays. Cohort Six meets Fall 2023—Spring 2025. Our next cohort, Cohort Seven, will meet from Fall 2024—Spring 2027 on Mondays. Please visit the Program Home page for our scheduled dates.
For Cohort Five, year two tuition of $1,095 is due August 2023. Students must also purchase books and be prepared to pay personal spiritual direction fees.
For Cohort Six, year one tuition of $1,095 is due August 2023, and year two tuition of $1,095 is due in August 2024. Students must also purchase books and be prepared to pay personal spiritual direction fees.
If you are interested in joining Cohort Six, please contact Truett_SpiritualForm@baylor.edu. Applications are available now. The application deadline for this upcoming cohort is June 1, 2023.
All applications are processed and approved through Truett Seminary, then registration next steps are taken with Baylor Continuing Education. If you are eligible for employee tuition remission, please contact Baylor Human Resources for information on this process.
Cohort 6: June 1, 2023
Cohort 7: June 1, 2024