Wellstreams Curriculum

First Semester

Second Semester

Opening Retreat

Practices in Prayer

Dynamics of Transformation

Human Development, Personality Type and Spirituality in the Adult Life Cycles

Trends in Christian Spirituality

Discernment Retreat at conclusion of Phase I to determine the next step

Third Semester: Practicum, Themes, and Skills

Listening Skills

Triads Begin: Five Rounds

Story Listening Narrative Theology

Supervision Introduced

Spiritual Direction

Readings and Discussion

Feelings and Emotions

New Cosmology and Eco-Spirituality

Contemplative Attitude

Two Saturday Workshops: Listening Skills, Core Values

Sexuality and Spirituality






Fourth Semester: Practicum

Continuation with Listening Skills

Triads Continue:

Continued Orientation on Supervision and Outside Directees

Professional Groups

Introduction to Process Notes

Begin Work with Outside Directees

Introduction to Professional Groups and Peer Supervision

Practicum in Companioning

Introduction to Code of Ethics

Enneagram and Spirituality


Dreams and Spiritual Direction


Two Saturday Workshops: Scripture Reflection in Spiritual Direction, Eco-Spirituality

Students are responsible for arranging for their own 5–8 day directed retreat to take place over the summer.

Fifth Semester


Readings and Discussion

Active Imagination

Group Spiritual Direction

Symbol and Spirituality

Professional Groups

More Discernment Work

Continue Outside Directees


Continue Supervision

Programming Issues in Spiritual Direction

End-of-Year Evaluations

Introduction to Retreat Ministry

Two Saturday Workshops: (Professional Groups & Supervision) Spirituality and Sexuality OR Family Systems–Midlife Directions–Masculine Spirituality

Optional Sixth Semester

Continuing educational opportunities in Group Spiritual Direction, Small Group Facilitation, Midlife Spirituality, Retreat Ministry, Using Scripture in Spiritual Direction, Synthesis Project

Graduation will take place for all at the end of the sixth semester.