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Certificate in Spiritual Direction

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This application is for students seeking admissions to the Certificate in Spiritual Direction.

Application for Certificate in Spiritual Direction

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*Please have one official transcript from each of the post-secondary institutions you have attended sent to Richmont, even if credits were transferred to graduating university.


**Five prerequisite courses are required for enrollment into Spiritual Direction classes.  If you have completed the necessary prerequisite courses or their equivalents, please have official copies of your transcripts sent to the Admissions Office at Richmont Graduate University for review as part of the application process.  Normally up to three courses from other universities will be considered as equivalents for these courses.
  • MIN 5113 Hermeneutics and Exegesis
  • MIN 5213 Christian Spiritual Formation I
  • MIN 5323 Interpersonal Skills: Pastoral Care
  • MIN 5133 Church History: The Great Traditions of the Christian Faith OR 
    MIN 6123 The Trinity: God Revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • MIN 6113 Understanding the Bible through Its Uniting Themes
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Please submit the following information as part of your application.
Essay

Write an essay of no more than 2 pages in response to the following themes. The essay will be examined to determine your writing ability, spiritual maturity, and sense of call to spiritual direction.

  • Describe your sense of leading and/or call to pursue this certificate program.
  • How have you experienced spiritual direction in your life?  What are the qualities of your spiritual director that you have found meaningful and which you desire to emulate?
  • As you assess where you are in your journey, describe both your strengths as well as the areas where you feel growth is needed most.
  • Who are the people who have affirmed and supported you in your pursuit of further training and in what setting do you expect to serve?
  • In what ways have you provided spiritual guidance to others?

Resume

Please submit a resume or provide a list of your work experiences in chronological order, giving a brief summary of the duties performed.


Interview
An interview is also required as part of the application process to the Certificate in Spiritual Direction.  A representative will contact you upon submission of your application to schedule the interview.  Interviews may be performed in person or via video conferencing.
References
To complete your application you are required to submit three references from pastors and/or recognized spiritual leaders such as church board members, directors of woman's or men's ministries, or leaders within para-church ministries.
Download the reference form, complete the section to be completed by the applicant and have reference submit the form directly to Richmont's admissions office.



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After you select the 'Submit' button below, you will be directed to our online payment system. This application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 application fee.

When all of your application materials have been received, you will be notified in writing.

Once your file is complete, our review process will begin. If Richmont is unable to accept your application, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please call 888.924.6774, with any questions regarding your application and its status.

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