Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar

Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar was offered during the 2013-2014 year. It is a yearlong supervised program in spiritual guidance for people engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction who wish to enhance their training and skills.

The purpose of the advanced seminar is to foster competence and maturity in the practice of spiritual direction through a process of action and guided reflection. It is open to spiritual directors who have received training in spiritual direction and who have been offering direction for at least two years (one of those years can be the internship year during which training was received).  Limited to 10 participants.

Read goals and expectations;  see list of textbooks and recommended readings. (PDF)


Dan Schrock, D. Min., Sessional Faculty, has offered spiritual direction to individuals and groups since 1996. He is a co-editor (with Marlene Kropf) of An Open Place: The Ministry of Group Spiritual Direction (Morehouse, 2012) and author of The Dark Night: A Gift of God (Herald, 2009).  He received a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in Christian Spirituality from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. He serves on the pastoral team at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, Ind. Jennifer, his wife, works at the Merry Lea Environmental Education Center of Goshen College.


The seminar met from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM on these Saturdays:
September 7,  October 12,  November 9,  December 14, 2013, and February 15,  March 15,  and May 3, 2014.


The seminar fee is $500.  A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due by August 23 with the remaining payment of $200 due the first day of the seminar.


All sessions will be held on the AMBS campus.

Continuing education units

4.5 CEUs are available for completing this seminar.



Spiritual Guidance Seminar

The first level of the Spiritual Guidance Seminar will be offered during the 2014-2015 academic year.

 You can read about the Spiritual Guidance Seminar.


Lodging for participants who travel from a distance is available for a fee, upon request, at the seminary guest house. Contact the AMBS receptionist, 574.295.3726 ext. 0, to arrange for lodging. Please tell her the event to which you are coming  and make payment for lodging with her.


Bring your own sack lunch or eat at a local restaurant.  A list of local restaurants will be provided on the first day.

Contact AMBS

Email the Church Leadership Center
or call:
574.296.6269 or