The ministry of spiritual direction can be understood as the meeting of two or more people whose desire is to prayerfully listen for the movements of the Holy Spirit in all areas of a person's life...  It is a three-way relationship:  among the true director who is the Holy Spirit..., and the human director..., and the directee."  

-- Tilden Edwards
Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion-p.2

Network of American Baptist Spiritual Directors


Welcome to this website for American Baptists who express their call to ministry as spiritual directors. Spiritual direction is a growing vocation among American Baptists.

Also growing is the desire of clergy and lay leaders in our churches for spiritual directors. 
A primary way we are responding is through Rhythms of the Spirit, an emphasis that includes identifying and creating a network of American Baptists who have trained or are exploring training as spiritual directors.


It is a rich benefit to our ABC family to encourage the spiritual practices of our faith that lead
to a great love of God and neighbor through Christ.


Please use this website to network with other American Baptists who are practicing this vocation.  I also encourage you to attend a Rhythms of the Spirit conference  


The coordinator for this emphasis is Brad Berglund, a certified spiritual director.
Connect with Brad to learn more.



Brad Berglund




Blessings on the journey!


Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer

General Secretary

American Baptist Churches USA