Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar

The Advanced Spiritual Guidance Seminar was offered during the 2015-2016 year and will be offered again during the 2017-2018 academic year. It’s a yearlong supervised program in spiritual guidance for people engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction who wish to enhance their training and skills. People who have already taken this Advanced Seminar are welcome to take it a second time, since the topics and most of the readings will be different.

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

Read more about the seminar. (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 also serves on the pastoral team at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, Ind.

Schedule (2015-16)

The seminar will meet from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on these Mondays and Tuesdays:  September 14-15, November 16-17, March 7-8, and April 25-26.


The seminar fee is $600.  A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due by August 23, with the remaining payment of $300 due the first day of the seminar.


All sessions will be held on the AMBS campus.

Continuing Education Units

4.8 CEUs are available for completing this seminar.

Spiritual Guidance Seminar

The first level of the Spiritual Guidance Seminar will be offered during the 2016-2017 academic year.  Learn more.


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

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