Why Join The Association of Christian Spiritual Directors?
- Do you feel called to a ministry of spiritual direction? Spiritual Direction can be a lonely ministry.
- Join the ACSD to find some spiritual and professional sustenance for your SD ministry.
- Your listing on our website also enables people seeking Spiritual Direction to find you.
The Association provides the NZ based professional organisation for you to be part of…
- Entry level of Associate membership is open to all who have been through a Spiritual Direction Training/Formation programme.
- Full membership is the next step and is for those who have regular spiritual direction clients and are having ongoing supervision for this work, and have completed 50 hours of supervised post graduation spiritual direction.
- support, collegiality, accountability and resources to support your work as a Spiritual Director
- a sophisticated search engine that enables Directees to find you as a spiritual director.
Why join the Association?
- People seeking Spiritual Direction can find you online. Your full details, interests and availability are listed on a page of information on the Association web site. This is one of the principal places that people in NZ can search for a Spiritual Director.
- This list also provides names of members who offer Supervision.
- Our membership list also notes whether people offer Supervision or Spiritual Direction online.
- Come to our Biennial Training Event – an opportunity for refreshment and learning open to members of the Association. Held alternately in the South and North Island.
- Annual fee to belong is $70
- If you are a student, you can receive our newsletter and come to training events
The Association has a small Executive which meets three times a year in Wellington to oversee the work of the Association, including:
- Managing membership requests
- Planning a National Training Event every second year for members only
- Providing content for regular newsletters to members with resource information.
In some regions members arrange local gatherings for companionship, training and/or supervision.
For further information about joining please download and read the following documents….
Pathway to Membership Flowchart 2023 Assumptions and Definitions ACSD Membership Covenant and Ethics
Paper on Associate Membership Foundational Aspects of Formation of Spiritual Directors Membership Categories