Spiritual Direction offers a time when one (the Directee) can explore with another (the Spiritual Director) ways to connect with God in trying to find meaning and purpose in one’s life.
A Spiritual Director does not have the answers, nor do they try to fix the situation. The Directee already has the answers within. The Director simply offers space for God to really speak and for the Directee to have time to listen.
Pastor Shirley first took her training to become a Spiritual Director in 2005 at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA with the encouragement of (among others) Pastors Jeff and Tom Kiracofe.
For years she has both served as a Spiritual Director and she has a wonderful Spiritual Director who is a Franciscan Nun at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Phoenix.
Pastor Shirley would like to offer this ministry to those at Dayspring who might want to talk with someone else about an issue in life which needs more help from God. Spiritual Direction is not counseling nor therapy but simply a time and space to listen to what God is saying. This could be a short time together or a longer experience depending on the need. Please email Pastor Shirley if you would like to explore this possibility.