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Our Mission

OUR MISSION

The Alleluia School of Spiritual Direction teaches Christian men and women the art of spiritual direction through a transformational process of prayer, study, and mentoring by bringing a greater awareness of the truth of God’s love for them, developing their mission of making disciples in His church and washing the feet of others seeking a deeper walk with God.

The Alleluia School of Spiritual Direction teaches Christian men and women the art of spiritual direction through a transformational process of prayer, study, and mentoring by bringing a greater awareness of the truth of God’s love for them, developing their mission of making disciples in His church and washing the feet of others seeking a deeper walk with God.

OVERVIEW

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?

MEET THE FOUNDERS

WHO ARE THE TEACHERS?

EXPERIENCE A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Alleluia SSD is a 100% Volunteer-Run Mission.

“I have chosen you from the world,
says the Lord, and have appointed
you to go and bear fruit, fruit that
will last”
(Cf Jn 15:16,19) (Cf Jn 15:16,19)
Admission Requirements “Go… make disciples” (Mt 28:19) (Mt 28:19) (Col 1:26-27) (Col 1:26-27) “And the secret is simply this: Christ
in you! Yes, Christ in you bringing
with him the hope of all the glorious
things to come”

OVERVIEW

We have enlisted faith-filled qualified teachers from across the country

The program we offer does not demand any papers or exams. The course offerings are challenging and meant to build the skills needed to be an effective spiritual director. The method of direction we teach is referred to as the Contemplative-Evocative approach. Our program is centered on prayer and personal growth. Because of this, extended prayer time is included in each two-week training session. Group sharing is also a daily part of the schedule because the ability to share what the Lord is doing with us in our prayer time is essential to assisting others in sharing their journey with their director.

The Alleluia Community considers the School of Spiritual Direction as an opportunity for hospitality and provides meals, housing and intercessory prayer for all participants in the school. We are committed to support others in their walk into the heart of the Savior. Our hope is that the Spiritual Direction School will extend the help offered to those who seek Him.

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“…then you must wash each other’s feet … as I have done, so you must do.” (John 13:14-15)

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WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION?

The art of spiritual direction is an ancient Christian tradition

Ananias gave direction to Paul in his hour of darkness, and the desert fathers attracted many followers who sought to deepen their spiritual walk. Fast forward 2000 years to today. There is a swell of renewed interest in Spiritual Direction and a burgeoning need in Protestant, Evangelical, Non-Denominational, and Catholic churches for spiritual directors. This gift of walking deeper into the heart of Jesus is a gift for the whole Body of Christ. We offer ministers, priests and lay people of all Christian traditions the skills to walk with others on their journey.

Our school is endorsed by the Roman Catholic bishop of the Savannah diocese. (To see his letter of recommendation Click Here)

MEET THE FOUNDERS:
Mike and Beverly Firmin

Our two co-directors, Mike and Beverly Firmin, received their certification in spiritual direction from the Cenacle School of Spirituality in Clearwater, Florida. The Alleluia Community’s leaders decided to build upon this training by establishing a new school of spiritual direction sponsored by the Alleluia Community in Augusta, Georgia. The Community wants to offer this training in spiritual direction to the wider body of Christ in order to meet the need for guidance and discernment that many Christians desire. Oftentimes this resource is lacking in our churches because of our overworked pastors. This critical time in our society demands a deepening spiritual walk for all Christians, and strength for their journey of faith is vitally needed. Spiritual direction gives this help.

WHO ARE THE TEACHERS?

EXPERIENCE A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

We’re an outreach of the Alleluia Christian Community in Augusta, Georgia.

We are comprised of Christians from many different denominations seeking to be a sign of unity to the Church. Our life in the Alleluia Community offers tremendous support for the spiritual journey lived out on a daily basis as we seek to become more like Christ. The Alleluia School of Spiritual Direction grew out of a need we perceived in our society as a whole. Individual Christians in all walks of life and from different traditions are experiencing direct touches from God, and know they are being called to deepen their spiritual lives, live a more contemplative prayer life and draw closer to the heart of Jesus. We have encountered many others on this journey in need of someone to walk with them.

Graduate Testimony – Michael Lammers

Student Testimony – Jennifer McKinney

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