Learn new skills for a transformative life and ministry.
The Perkins Certificate in Spiritual Direction Program (CSD) is a non-credit, continuing education program that seeks to train participants for the accompaniment and guidance of others in their spiritual journey. Our program helps participants discern a call to ministry, enhance ministerial works or nurture their own spiritual growth. Now is the time to immerse yourself in a unique program designed to bring hope and faith-filled guidance to the community.
The path to a Perkins Certificate in Spiritual Direction offers each student the opportunity to experience a variety of spiritual direction models from a diverse community of students and faculty. The result is an individualized journey toward the development of essential tools for spiritual direction:
- Skills for deep listening
- Catalysts for cultivation
- Safe spaces for growth
Take the plunge this fall with a special opportunity for Arkansans!
Don’t miss this chance to join a unique retreat-style cohort of students that will launch October 16-20 at Mount Eagle Retreat Center in Clinton, Ark. The complete Arkansas certificate program comprises four 5-day training sessions over two years. This is a singular opportunity to experience the Perkins CSD program in this environment, modality and timeframe. Visit smu.edu/perkins/CSDAR to explore the course curriculum, preview the application process and “meet” our instructors. Special funding for this cohort through the Methodist Foundation for Arkansas is available to qualified individuals. Contact Tee Bolin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Arkansas October cohort applications will be accepted through September 1.