Dayspring Community offers an experience-based program which is linked to people’s journeys and academic training. This involves training in spiritual practice which allows you to begin at your particular level, but encourages you to journey further. The belief in spiritual direction as a significant aid to our spiritual journey has led to Dayspring Community offering professional training for people responding to recognized gifting in spiritual direction. The Dayspring Community training in Spiritual Direction is specifically designed for this purpose, offering practical opportunities in practicum contexts. The Dayspring Community training in Spiritual Direction is a Nationally Accredited Program that meets the requirements of the Formation Guidelines of the Australian Ecumenical Council of Spiritual Direction.
Requirements The program provides training in spiritual direction for Christian ministry. Therefore, applicants will need:
A commitment to personal and spiritual development in oneself and others.
Introductory working knowledge of Christian theology. (Prior completion of units in theology or biblical studies relevant to your tradition)
Significant life experience
Two professional recommendations.
Some experience of spiritual accompaniment work.
Program Structure Up to 335 Hours tuition and supervision over 2 years
Fees Tuition for the full course – $7,500
Application Process Applicants need to: a) Complete the Application Form with personal responses and return to the Dean of Studies at Dayspring. b) Provide a brief reflection on your spiritual journey as it has led you to consider this application c) Recommendation Forms from TWO referees. Each referee is then required to return their completed form directly to the Dean of Studies at Dayspring, marked ‘Confidential’. All referee responses will remain confidential and will not be disclosed to the applicant. These referees may be contacted by phone. Once all documents have been processed, an Admission Interview will be scheduled. Application Formsare now available from the Dayspring Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT Enquiries are welcome and all queries may be forwarded to Beth Roberton, Dean of Studies 0411 043 928 or email@example.com Please talk with us about your hopes and plans for participating in this intake.