The scheduled topics for the two-year program are included below. Please note, scheduled topics are subject to change.
Meeting Times: Classes meet on Saturdays at the Osage Forest of Peace from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
Meals: Tuition cost includes breakfast (8:30 a.m.) and lunch (12:30 p.m.) meals at the Saturday sessions.
This program would be year one for the Class of 2020 and year two for the Class of 2019.
July 28 Welcome Reception for incoming students
September 8 Introduction to Forest of Peace School; Journaling: A Spiritual Discipline. The Spiritual Autobiography is due.
October 6 Interspirituality and Spiritual Direction
November 3 The Meyers Briggs Type Indicator
December 1 The Practice of Lectio Divina
Jan. 4-7 Weekend Retreat: Spiritual Disciplines and the Spiritual Director
February 2 Buddhist Spirituality
March 2 Life Transitions
April 6 Native American Spirituality
May 4 Loss and Grief: Tools for the Spiritual Director
June 1 Mindfulness as a Spiritual Practice
June 8 Graduation of Class 2017-2019
This program would be year one for the Class of 2021 and year two for the Class of 2020.
July 27 Welcome Reception for returning and incoming students
September 7 Introduction to Forest of Peace School; The Enneagram and Spiritual Development. The Spiritual Autobiography is due (with updated reflection for second year students).
October 5 Benedictine Spirituality
November 2 Human Sexuality and Spirituality
December 7 Discernment and the Clearness Committee
Jan. 10-11 Weekend Retreat: The Spiritual Director: Roles and Practice
February 1 Hindu Spirituality
March 7 12-Step Spirituality
April 4 Spirituality of Islam
May 2 Jewish Spirituality
June 6 African-American Spirituality
June 13 Graduation of Class 2018–2020
Some practicum hours will be provided as part of the class sessions. During the second year of the program, students will be required to provide spiritual direction and review these sessions with a faculty member. Further information about the practicum process will be provided in class sessions.
At each class session, students will be provided with reading assignments and homework related to the topic for the next session. A bibliography of required and recommended readings will be provided at the Welcome Reception.