The Certificate in Spiritual Direction is a two-year, 12-credit hour program designed to expand the student's understanding of and experience in the traditional field of spiritual direction. A spiritual director devotes her/himself to assisting others deepen their relationship with and devotion to God, often exploring questions like: Who is God? How can I discern God's voice? How will I be transformed as I grow in relationship with God? Whereas counseling focuses on restoring broken relationships, improving one's self-worth, and helping individuals become functional, spiritual direction concentrates on a person's dynamic relationship with God. It is often a place of welcome for those who have felt disenfranchised from the church.