I led a group of men in our church through a study on Spiritual Friendship this summer. We used as a companion guide to the Scriptures David Benner’s book entitled Sacred Companions. He basically contends that every follower of Jesus needs two types of companions in their spiritual journey: Spiritual friends and a spiritual director. The book unpacks what he means by these terms.
Here are the discussion guides that I created for our group. They are in pdf format and are roughly two pages each.
#1 – The Transformational Journey
#2 – The Gift of Hospitality, Presence and Dialogue
#3 – The Ideals of Spiritual Friendship
#4 – Demystifying Spiritual Direction – What is Spiritual Direction?
#5 – Soul Attunement – What do spiritual directors do?
#6 – A Portrait of the Process of Spiritual Direction
#8 – Small Groups: The Most Readily Available Means
One thought on “Spiritual Friendship and Spiritual Direction”
Yes its true, in spiritual path, one must have spiritual guru and spiritual friends to share his love and learning.