Certification simply means that a participant has successfully completed all the requirements of Seeking the Spirit Within in preparation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

At that time, anyone who proceeds with this ministry is strongly encouraged to enroll in Reflective Practices through Seeking the Spirit Within on an annual basis and must continue meeting with a spiritual director. If these requirements are met, the spiritual director’s name and contact information will be posted on the Seeking the Spirit Within website. It is still up to the spiritual director to hold appropriate discussions with all directees and to conduct a regular assessment of the fitness of the director to directee relationship.