Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction For Clergy

Spiritual direction consists of engaging in conversations with individuals trained in the art of assisting others on their spiritual journey.

For clergy, spiritual direction is a proven way to maintain healthy engagement with a congregation. Stresses and strains on clergy and their families all but require a way for the clergy person to be “in the balcony” of their life.

As a means of self-care, engaging in spiritual direction can counteract this in a helpful way. The first session is no-cost and no-obligation.

Have questions about our spiritual direction services? Contact us here.

Spiritual Direction For Individuals

Are you being intentional with your spiritual journey? Do you desire to deepen your spiritual journey? Would it be helpful to have a companion and a spiritual advisor to provide guidance and accountability?

Spiritual direction provides a way to address these and other desires, intentions and questions related to your spiritual journey. Different from both counseling and coaching, this process invites a spiritual director to walk alongside you on your path.

Typically spiritual direction occurs on an ongoing basis as part of a longer-term relationship with a spiritual advisor. However, it can also be used to address short-term needs.

Jo Ann Kunz, Jennifer Leiter and Doug Ockrymiek serve as our spiritual directors for both individuals and clergy.

Reasons To Seek Out A Spiritual Advisor

Some of the best reasons to seek out a spiritual director or advisor as an individual, pastor or clergy member include:

  • A desire for informal spiritual companionship.
  • Wanting to clarify your own mission, vision and purpose
  • A need to address challenges or issues, such as reaching an impasse in your inner life and spirituality.
  • Requiring assistance in decision-making about a vocational change or transition.
  • A desire to explore and embrace inner growth and transformation.

CCC collaborates with Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development to provide retreats for clergy and others. Oasis also provides training, education in contemplation and prayer practices, daylong retreat opportunities, yearlong programs, retreats for groups and communities and pilgrimages.

Spiritual Direction Enrollment Form

To enroll in spiritual direction services, please complete and send in the Spiritual Direction Enrollment form. You can complete the form online, then download and print it to sign it. Once signed, scan and send by email to dmiron@scclanc.org or by mail to the address below. To view, complete and print the form, click here.

Attn: David Miron
Samaritan Counseling Center
1803 Oregon Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601

“I value the importance of having someone I can sit with to reflect on who I am, what I am doing, the decisions I am making, and where God is directing me.”

Michael Allwein, Pastor on Spiritual Direction

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Change Through Compassion Spring WorkshopMarch 31 - May 26

The eight-week online workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain experience in mindfulness and self-compassion practices.

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Change Through Compassion Core Skills IntensiveJuly 14 - July 22

The summer Change Through Compassion Core Skills Intensive provides participants with an introduction to the practices of mindfulness & self-compassion.

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Change Through Compassion Fall WorkshopSeptember 15 - November 5

The eight-week online workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain experience in mindfulness and self-compassion practices.

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