Mission Statement: To promote spiritual direction and support spiritual directors in Colorado.
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.
Spirituality has to do with the spirit as in the essence of being human – your soul or your inner life. It is the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Spirituality can be about a journey of transforming our spiritual, psychological and somatic aspects of ourselves to
become more our true selves, who are created in the image of God.
Spiritual Direction is really not about being “directed.” Rather, it is very much about being transformed and guided to draw closer to God. It invites you into this relationship whether you attend a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or none of these. Other descriptive words that could be for Spiritual Direction are Soul Care, Spiritual Companioning, Walking With or Along Side someone.
· 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 Colorado began in 1995 at the suggestion of Episcopal Diocese of Colorado Bishop Jerry Winterrowd called two women forward who had recently completed a spiritual formation program to become spiritual directors. Those two women, Joanne Womack and Sally Hicks, became “The Committee on Spiritual Direction.” Several years after Sally and Joanne completed their term on the Committee the name was changed to Spiritual Direction Colorado (SDCO).
Since its inception in 1995, Spiritual Direction Colorado has provided an annual conference, a fall retreat, and continuing education for spiritual directors and for all of those seeking a deeper relationship with God. Currently it is offering a retreat for women who might not have the opportunity to attend a retreat.
SDCO also provides scholarships for all events.
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