Spiritual Direction Opportunities
Rolling Ridge is a safe and sacred space for deep listening and spiritual companionship in the Christian contemplative tradition. If you are looking for a spiritual director, wanting to be trained as a spiritual director, or looking for a community to support your ministry as a spiritual director, Rolling Ridge is THE place for you. We have a growing network of spiritual directors connected to our emerging ministry and offer training and ongoing support for those who are seeking to deepen their ministry in spiritual companionship.
For people looking for a spiritual director:
If you are looking for a spiritual director, please click here to access our online form to begin the process.
Wondering what spiritual direction is all about? Watch this video by Spiritual Directors International.
For spiritual directors:
Rolling Ridge invites anyone who is involved in a listening ministry - spiritual directors, spiritual companions, deep listeners - to join our new Listening Collective. The Rolling Ridge Listening Collective is a gathering of kindred hearts connecting with the Source of Life, ourselves and all creation. As a professional organization, we enrich the art and skills of deep listening, share practices, stories, and resources, and feel the warmth of peer-led support and encouragement in the life-giving vocation of soul companioning. Click here for our brochure. Click here to join as an inaugural member.
If you would like to reserve our prayer chapel to host spiritual direction appointments, please click here.
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Are you interested in becoming a spiritual director?
Rolling Ridge offers a full array of spiritual direction training as part of our core programming curriculum to strengthen the ministry of spiritual companionship through New England and beyond.
Gateways to God is our foundational training in missional spiritual direction, offered in a two-year cohort program with 6 onsite training retreats. Our next residential ONSITE cohort is scheduled to launch in 2022. While there are many online spiritual direction training programs, Rolling Ridge believes that spiritual companionship is best "caught" and "taught" through face-to-face training and in-person community in a retreat cohort setting. Thus, we are waiting until the pandemic passes before scheduling our next Gateways training.
Along with our basic Gateways program, Rolling Ridge offering advanced training in missional spiritual direction through our Deep Listening series in the neighborhood, in the congregation, and in one-on-one ministries.
Rolling Ridge has created a growing network of spiritual directors and companions. Through our Insight program, spiritual directors meet monthly for guided supervision. We have also launched a new Peer Supervision ministry. If you are interested in Insight or Peer Supervision, please email us.
In addition, Rolling Ridge now offers Listening Together events and Sacred Pause Retreats as spiritual direction enrichment days in the spring and fall so that those who provide spiritual companioning can continue to hone their listening skills in being present to their directees as well as take time to rest and retreat personally. For more information about spiritual direction opportunities or questions, please email us.