What is Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is a safe way to explore your questions and concerns about your life with God. Pastor Ingrid is a Spiritual Director trained at Tyndale Seminary in the evangelical, biblical, and Christ-centered method to direction.

A Christian spiritual director is a trained listener who will accompany you as you share about your spiritual journey, helping you to notice God’s presence and activity along the way, as well as your personal reactions and responses. Hospitable, confidential, and grounded in biblical truth, spiritual direction is a ministry that helps you grow in prayer and live into your calling as a follower of Christ.

What to Expect

A Spiritual Direction session usually lasts for about an hour and takes place about once a month. Every meeting is confidential, and the spiritual director will help guide the dialogue through attentive listening and thoughtful questions.

Ministry Distinctions

People unfamiliar with spiritual direction can sometimes confuse it with other Christian helping ministries. Spiritual direction is similar to biblical and pastoral counselling in that it is biblically grounded and involves Christians helping one another to live the Christian life. Psychological counselling is intended to help solve personal and interpersonal issues.

Spiritual direction differs from all three primarily in its focus: the intention in spiritual direction is not to help solve a problem, but rather to look for God’s activity within any problems and within the rest of the person’s life experience. This perspective invites you into deeper relationship with God in the midst of whatever you are experiencing.

Contact Pastor Ingrid to set up a spiritual direction conversation at 519-781-8806 or ingrid@glencairn.ca.