Charis Spiritual Director Training

Date Posted: 6/12/2014

The Charis Spiritual Director Training Program, operating under the Center for Congregational Excellence, will begin a new 3-year training cohort in August.  There are still two places available.
The Charis program was developed by a task force of United Methodist spiritual directors, who had received their training through other Christian traditions. Choosing the Greek word for grace as the program name, the founders created a program rich in Wesleyan spirituality and launched training in 2005.
This three-year program typically encompasses 450 hours of class time, including six three-day retreats at Lakeview Conference Center and 24 Saturday training days. Anyone interested in more information about being trained to be a spiritual director, can contact Becky Oates (Charis Program Coordinator) at or 979-690-9193 by June 30.