Spiritual Direction

What is Spiritual Direction?

 

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.

A Christian Spiritual director is a trained listener who accompanies you on your spiritual journey, helping guide you through spiritual blindspots (not seeing God anywhere or only where you expect to see Him) to spiritual sight (finding God everywhere, especially where we least expect it).

PEOPLE START TO HEAL THE MOMENT THEY FEEL HEARD.

 

CHERYL RICHARDSON

How Does Spiritual Direction Differ From Other Disciplines/Relationships? 

 

Spiritual direction is not the same as mentoring or disciple-ing.  Those types of relationships usually focus more on moral, educational and vocational guidance in a particular faith tradition. Although hints of mentoring and discipleship can cross paths within a director/directee relationship a true spiritual director is someone who can listen and provide spiritual guidance beyond any personal need to defend or uphold any particular tradition or religious institution. Spiritual directors, are there solely to attend to the directee. There is a willingness on the part of the directee to submit to the guidance of the director because of the inner authority they possess and their ability to listen (both to the directee and the Holy Spirit) not to be a student of preaching or teaching. 

Shonda Carter

Online or In-Person

Training:

  • Regent University, M.A. in Spiritual Formation
  • Sustainable Faith

"How do people hear and get closer to God —really?" has been Shonda's question from the time she was born again.  This question emerged partly from her awareness of her own need to change and partly because of her observation that spiritual transformation is one of the most over-promised and under-delivered aspects of Christianity in its current expression.

Encountering freedom of the arts and the richness of Christian spiritual disciplines led her on a journey of reclaiming practices that "seekers"  throughout the ages have used to open themselves to God’s transforming work. It is her joy to guide others into spiritual practices but offering a space for believers to be HEARD is what makes her believe she has stepped into yet another aspect of her purpose.

Shonda currently includes one-to-one and workshops in spiritual direction, feeling deeply called to serve as a spiritual director and guide others for the purpose of discipleship. 

Areas of specialty or interest: Transforming leadership, group spiritual direction,  and the creative arts.

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To receive spiritual direction is to recognize that God does not solve our problems or answer all our questions, but leads us closer to the mystery of our existence where all questions cease.                                                                                                  -Henri Nouwen

Our Mission

To create an environment for edification, education, and empathy to help guide alongside the spiritual journey:

  1. Falling in Love with God 

  2. Learning & Trusting God 

  3. Productivity  (Using our gifts in service & ministry)

  4. Inward Journey (Rediscovering God when we no longer feel certain)                                                  --------The Wall (God Where are You?)--------

  5. Journey Outwards (Totally "sold-out" to God - discovering a new sense of vocation

  6. Life of Love (Reflecting God in Christ-like living) 

 

Our Vision

To help Christian women find and fulfill their God-given purpose and passion.  

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WON Women Ministries

A spiritual formation is a journey you take to find out who you are, how to me more like Christ, and how to come to overcome the world. The purpose of a spiritual formation is rarely to find an answer; rather, it is a process of continually asking questions. And that's why we are here to help

Email: Shonda@WonWomen.org

Registered Charity: 509(a)(2)

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