Individual Direction: Arrangements and Fees
Read through the list of spiritual directors, choose one you are drawn to, and call them to set up a first meeting (no referral is needed.) Some offer a free first session. The director will tell you where to meet on campus or how to get to their office off campus. It may take a few meetings to get the feel of spiritual direction. Usually individual direction is scheduled monthly, for an hour. Some directors drive quite a distance to PTS so please give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel. The cost for those enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan to see most of the directors is $15 if you meet on campus and $10 if you meet in the director’s office off campus. Those not enrolled in the SHBP negotiate the fee with the director they are seeing. Financial aid is available.
Group Direction: Arrangements and Fees
Group direction is typically 90-minutes, every other week, with 4 students or spouses, or three couples. You can give your name to Christy Hunter-Price in Templeton 301, and she will contact you when 3 others have expressed interest in group direction. Or you can check with your friends, form your own group, and give your availability to Christy Hunter-Price who will seek a director and location on campus for you. Groups can start at any point in the year. The co-payment for students and spouses is $10 per group session, billed in advance to student accounts. Insurance plans are not engaged. Financial aid is available.
Group direction is different from a typical prayer group or Bible study, and intellectual debate is referred back to precepts! In group direction, participants hold sacred what each one shares about their faith journey and listening for God in their lives. Intellectually, many individuals believe God loves and supports them, but through direction, they are able to experience God’s embrace more deeply. Because benefits and blessings increase as trust deepens, participation beyond one semester is encouraged but not required. Group direction sessions are separate from and do not count toward the 12 sessions of individual direction.