Academy of Holistic

Theology & Spirituality

Offering quality progressive, inter-spiritual, and holistic higher education
to ministers, para-ministers, church staff, and lay leaders.
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Institute of Spiritual Direction


The Spiritual Direction (SPDI) Degree programs provide students with the skill set and knowledge to serve as a spiritual director to individuals seeking religious guidance and faith instruction.  A spiritual director serves as a midwife for the soul, assisting others in the development of their own spiritual growth and development.

SPDI degree programs are focused on an interfaith, interdenominational, inter-spiritual, intercommunity, interreligious, dialogical approach to Spiritual Direction, providing a pathway for personal and inter-spiritual growth. Students study religious and faith culture, theology, psychology and ethics through an inclusive and progressive spiritual lens. He or she will develop knowledge, skills and a multicultural understanding of individuals who are traveling a spiritual path, as well as finding meaning in worship, fellowship, and personal spiritual enrichment through study and partnership with fellow students. Along the way there will be a great amount of self-discovery.


UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES SPIRITUAL DIRECTION


Associate of Theology Degree in Spiritual Direction (A. Th. SPDI)

The Associate of Theology Degree (A.Th.) in Spiritual Direction (SPDI) program is designed for current lay people, parachurch staff, and educators, with less than two years of church experience, who are called to provide spiritual guidance to others who are seeking unity and spiritual understanding. It is designed for anyone who would like to enhance their understanding of spiritual direction.The A.Th. LEARN MORE...


Bachelor of Theology Degree in Spiritual Direction (B. Th. SPDI)

The Bachelor of Theology Degree (B.Th.) in Spiritual Direction (SPDI) program is designed or students with a minimum of two-years of previous experience as lay leaders or parachurch staff, or previous AHTS Students who have received an Associate Degree. Spiritual Directors  are called to provide spiritual guidance to others who are seeking unity and spiritual understanding.  It is designed for anyone that would like to enhance their understanding of spiritual direction. LEARN MORE...


GRADUATE DEGREES IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION  


Master of Theology Degree in Spiritual Direction (M Th. SPDI)

The Master of Theology Degree (M.Th.) in Spiritual Direction (SPDI) program is designed for those who have

already had some experience in the art of spiritual direction and have earned a Bachelor Degree.  These are people who feel called to provide spiritual guidance to others who are seeking unity and spiritual understanding.  LEARN MORE...


Doctor of Theology Degree in Spiritual Direction (D. Th. SPDI)

The Doctor of Theology Degree (D.Th.) in Spiritual Direction (SPDI) program is designed for those who have already had some experience in the art of spiritual direction.  It implies that they have been working in the field with a Masters of Theology Degree in Spiritual Direction or a similar degree.  These are people who feel called to provide spiritual guidance to others at the highest potential for those who are seeking unity and spiritual understanding.  LEARN MORE...