SPIRITUAL DIRECTION AGREEMENT
We are meeting because you want to examine and develop your spiritual life. Spiritual direction is a contemplative practice of helping another person or group to awaken to the mystery of God in all of life, and to respond to that discovery in a growing relationship of freedom and commitment. As spiritual directors, we recognize that God has called each person into being through God’s own love and God desires to be the true Director and Guide for each soul. Through prayer and reflective listening, we will serve as the human spiritual companion/director to help you discern the work of the Spirit in your life.
The Guidelines for Ethical Conduct explains our role in a general way. Although we believe it is appropriate at times to discuss psychological and relational difficulties in the context of spiritual direction, we are not a psychotherapists, nor do we provide such services. Similarly, you recognize that spiritual direction is not financial advice and any decisions and actions you may take in that regard are done without our advice or recommendation, and are purely your responsibility.
We will hold our conversations in strict confidence, regarding our time together as sacred, whether they are by telephone, online media, or email. We will not reveal the content of our conversations unless we are required to do so by law or court order. On the other hand, you are free to share whatever you choose about our conversations with anyone.
There are unique limitations to engaging in Spiritual Direction online as opposed to in person. You must recognize and accept these limitations. You also agree that as your spiritual director, we cannot be held responsible for breaches in provision of services that are due to phone or computer malfunction, loss of electricity or internet connectivity
The normal fee per one-hour session is $60 (USD), payable at the beginning of the session. This amount is guaranteed for at least 12 months. In the case that the normal rate would prohibit you from taking spiritual direction, we will work out a rate you can afford. We will agree upon the amount before our first session. You can pay electronically or by check.
Time of Sessions and Changes
We commit to begin and end our sessions on time. If you wish to change your appointment, you will let us know at least 24 hours in advance by emailing and calling or texting as well. Without this advance notice, you will pay for the appointment time. We will not call or send you reminders for the sessions. Although we agree to a monthly, 60 minute session, you may desire to meet more frequently or for a longer session periodically, and that is fine, as long as we schedule in advance. If you would like to share a success or a problem with us in between sessions, you may contact us via email, text, or leave a voice mail message.
Spiritual Direction Agreement
This agreement below is made between Owen Brock or Sandie Brock and the spiritual directee. Please fill out and submit. Thank you.