Welcome to the Wellstreams Program of Spiritual Formation and Training in the Art of Spiritual Direction. We are open to women and men of all faith traditions who have a desire to nurture the divine mystery through a program of prayer, study, and reflection in Christian community. This program began in 1996 and a new class begins every other year. The next class will begin in August 2018.
Spiritual Direction is a ministry of holy attentiveness and companionship in an ever-deepening cycle of awareness and empowerment. At the heart of spiritual direction is the understanding that God longs to be in relationship with you as much as you long for God.
Wellstreams is a two-phase certification program designed to enhance the personal spiritual growth of participants and provide training in spiritual direction and companioning.
- Phase One begins with an opening weekend retreat each semester. Classes are held on two Wednesday evenings and two Saturday mornings per month during the first year, ending with a group retreat to discern readiness for Phase Two.
- Phase Two is the practicum phase and classes meet four Wednesday evenings per month with several Saturday workshops each semester.
A Graduate’s Testimony
I entered the Wellstreams Program with great anticipation of the spiritual knowledge I would gain. I am leaving the program with the stunned realization that spiritual growth, as well as the art of spiritual direction, is not accomplished as much by gain as by loss—and that these two and one-half years have been mostly about letting go and letting God.