Direction & Discernment

Spiritual direction and vocational discernment programs by appointment.


Spiritual Direction

  • Description: Regular scheduled meetings in which the directee, in the presence of a trained spiritual director, explores what God's Holy Spirit is calling him or her to be and to do. As described by contemplative Thomas Merton, "Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real Director — the Holy Spirit hidden in the depths of our soul."
  • Session Length & Frequency: 45-50 min sessions, regularly scheduled (monthly is perhaps most common)
  • Location: St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Germantown, MD, Ascension Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, MD
  • Provider: Terri Murphy, PhD, the Rev. Dr. Joan Beilstein, other Spiritual Formation Center associates.
  • Cost: As agreed between director and directee.


Vocational Discernment

  • Description: Similar to Spiritual Direction but with the one specific focus of assisting the directee in discovering her or his life's work, helping the directee person sift through his or her thoughts, feelings, and intuitions with the purpose of achieving a greater sense of clarity about vocation.
  • Session Length & Frequency: 45-50 min sessions, regularly scheduled.
  • Location: St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Germantown, MD, Ascension Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, MD
  • Provider: The Rev. Ken Howard, the Rev. Dr. Joan Beilstein, other Spiritual Formation Center associates.
  • Cost: As agreed between director and directee.


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