In ECSW's work around the country, we have found there to be a need for spiritual direction in the church. Many believers are hungry to have someone come alongside them and help them discern God’s activity for the purpose of their continued spiritual growth.
Until now, locating a Christian spiritual director has been difficult, all the more so when trying to find someone who holds to an evangelical theological perspective.
The mission of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association is to serve as a place that supports and upholds Christian spiritual directors in their ministries of discernment and grace. Equally, we desire to be a place where churches and individual believers can come to find out more about spiritual direction and connect with someone who will help them in their spiritual growth.
Spiritual direction is a ministry of the church in discernment, in which believers help one another recognize God's activity in their lives and their response to Him. The focus of spiritual direction is on how one can further develop and cultivate one’s personal relationship with God. It is one of the ministries through which we can fulfill the command of Hebrews 10:24 – how to stir up one another to love and good works. (For more on spiritual direction
In establishing ESDA, ECSW purposed to create a wide network of spiritual directors who share 3 key traits:
Please use the menu to the left to see what ESDA has to offer, and may God bless you on your continuing journey with Him.