Anam Cara: Training in Missional Spiritual Direction

July 3, 2018

Anam Cara is a two-year missional spiritual direction training program that, along with traditional preparation for one-on-one spiritual direction. moves participants toward a posture of spiritual direction within the wider context of the neighborhood of one’s work, travel, and life in community. The name Anam Caracomes from the ancient Celtic tradition, meaning “soul friend,” one who walks alongside. Soul friends, or spiritual companions, have long listened and discerned how the Holy Spirit is moving in life of a person, in the church and in the world.
Over the course of two years, Anam Cara takes the director-in-training through six retreats which offer instruction, small group experiential learning, readings, spaces for worship and prayerful solitude. Between the retreats, participants will engage in online course work and home-based practice which hones the essential skills of active listening and discernment to recognize the hand of God in our own and others’ narratives. They will learn to live into the Great Story of God, and begin to see how all of our stories find their place in God’s divine narrative.
New Cohort cycles begin every September with retreats in September, February, and May. Each retreat is $500 ($1500 per year). This year’s application deadline: July 20, 2018.  Apply here!

For more information, please contact Matt Johnson at mjohnson@missionalwisdom.comRyan Klinck, or visit the website: