Making a Living in Spiritual Work
Whether part-time or full-time, working a spiritual business has a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Let’s come together and support each other as we develop, expand, transform, or renew our spiritual businesses.
This group is designed as a discussion and accountability group to make our way through an anthology of workshops through Spiritual Directors International (SDI). The SDI program is called Making a Living as a Spiritual Director. There are 14 sessions, each around 1-1.5 hours long. Each week that we meet, we will focus our discussion around one of the sessions.
A full description of the ‘Making a Living Anthology’ is available here: https://www.sdicompanions.org/product/making-a-living-anthology-self-paced-online-course-spiritual-director/
Program Objectives and Outcomes: Mutual support for spiritual business growth.
Required watching: ‘Making a Living Anthology’ from SDI (available for $99 for SDI members, for 18 hours of content, lifetime access to the videos)
Supplemental reading: Grow Your Spiritual Business: How to Build a Business in the Internet Age, Cindy Griffith and Lisa K PhD (2015); Finding Seekers: How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice from Beginning to Full-time Employment, Bruce Tallman (2011).
Who will benefit from this program? Anyone with a spiritual vocation who is self-employed to some extent, including ministers, spiritual directors / companions / mentors, energy workers, wedding and funeral officiants, etc. All are welcome.
Start / End Date: May 16 - Aug 15, 2023
Number of Classes: 14
Number of Participants: Min 3 / Max 12
Day/Time: Weekly Tuesdays, 7-8pm ET
Cost: $20 for the course; come as often as you can through the summer. (Does not include the program cost through SDI.)
About the presenter: Rev. Carrie Ives has been self-employed in spiritual work since her ordination in 2013. She knows herself well enough to recognize that working through 14 sessions without any accountability is unlikely to happen - hence, the creation of this group. Her current business focus is in transition from ‘general’ spiritual direction to spiritual companioning for those with chronic illness, in groups and in focused, short-term individual programs.