Vision statement: We envision a Colorado where spiritual guidance permeates people's lives, faith communities and human organizations, transforming life for all especially for the most vulnerable.
· To seek a closer relationship with God
· To discover God's presence in your life, the Presence within you
· To make difficult choices
· Share your hopes, struggles, and losses
· Identify and trust your own experiences of God
· If desired, to explore different prayer practices such as contemplative prayer and meditation
· To connect with God as a source of strength, comfort, and guidance
The Spiritual Director journeys with you as you deepen your relationship with God. The journey takes place in the context of a confidential session with your Spiritual Director. The person coming for Spiritual Direction is trying to be serious about some form of intentional prayer and reflection on God's presence in everyday life. The Director is a facilitator, with God, Spirit, or Higher Power being the true Director.
Spiritual Direction is an ongoing relationship in which one person, desirous of being attentive to his or her spiritual life, meets with another person (the director) on a regular basis specifically for the purpose of becoming more attuned to God's presence in order to respond more fully to that Presence in daily life. It is a process of accompanying people on a spiritual journey and helping them grow closer to God, the Sacred, the Divine Mystery, or the Higher Power. God seeks you where you are. Spiritual Directors come from all faiths and tradition.
Spiritual Direction is really not about being "directed". Rather, it is very much about being encouraged to draw closer to God. It invites you into this relationship whether you attend a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or none of these.
SDCO Mission Statement: To promote spiritual direction and support spiritual directors in Colorado.
SDCO began in 1995 at the suggestion of Episcopal Bishop Jerry Winterrod. Bishop Winterrod called two women forward who had recently completed a spiritual formation program to become spiritual directors. Those two women, Joanne Womack and Sally Hicks, together become "The Committee on Spiritual Direction".
Several years after Sally and Joanne had completed their term on the committee the name was changed to Spiritual Direction Colorado (SDCO).
Since its inception in 1995, SDCO has continued to provide an annual conference, a fall retreat, and continuing education not only for spiritual directors, but all seeking a deeper relationship with God.
SDCO also provides scholarships for all events.
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