Aug. 29 - Nov 21, 2021, Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm PT

12-Week Course Meets Virtually - $425

Students who are interested in this class will have noticed a lifelong interest in the spiritual lives of children and in the ministry of spiritual direction. This class will consist of learning through reading and discussion and learning through practicum sessions with children. Those interested are required to complete an essay and an interview with the instructor before admittance. Please note there is a $25 application fee. 
Watch Intro Video

Listen to Lacy share a bit about this course.

What to Expect

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  • Space is limited to 12 students.

  • Students will receive a certificate of completion upon meeting course requirements.

  • In addition to the course fee, students will be responsible for a $35x3 supervision fee and acquire required course texts..

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor: Welcome to the Course!

    • How to use this course

    • Spiritual Direction with Children Course Syllabus

  • 2

    Week One: Our Picture of God is Shaped in Childhood

    • Week One: Preparation

    • Week One: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 3

    Week Two: Spiritual Formation with Children

    • Week Two: Preparation

    • Week Two: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 4

    Week Three: Posture, Power and Patterns

    • Week Three: Preparation

    • Week Three Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 5

    Week Four: The Gift of Ears and Eyes

    • Week Four: Preparation

    • Week Four: Practice

    • Zoom Class Meetings Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 6

    Week Five: The Language of Play and Projection

    • Week Five: Preparation

    • Week Five: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 7

    Week Six: Attending the Spirit

    • Week Six: Preparation

    • Week Six: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 8

    Week Seven: Recognize and Respond

    • Week Seven: Preparation

    • Week Seven: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm Mountain Time

  • 9

    Week Eight: Divinely Curious Questions

    • Week Eight: Preparation

    • Week Eight: Practice

    • Zoom Class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 10

    Week Nine: Whole Person Prayer

    • Week Nine: Preparation

    • Week Nine: Practice

    • Zoom Class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 11

    Week Ten: Loss, Suffering and Existential Questions

    • Week Ten: Preparation

    • Week Ten: Practice

    • Zoom Class meetings Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 12

    Week Eleven: Two Friends on an Expedition

    • Week Eleven: Preparation

    • Week Eleven: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Mountain Time

  • 13

    Week Twelve: Mystery

    • Week Twelve: Preparation

    • Week Twelve: Practice

    • Zoom class meetings Thursdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Mountain time

Your Guides


Lacy Finn Borgo

Lacy Finn Borgo, DMin, teaches and provides spiritual direction for the Renovaré Institute, for the DMin. in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary, for Portland Seminary and for the Companioning Center. Lacy has a spiritual direction and supervision of spiritual directors ministry, and provides spiritual direction for children at Haven House, a transitional housing facility for homeless families. Her most recent book is Spiritual Conversation with Children: Listening to God Together. See her website for a list of her other publications. She is a member of the Renovaré ministry team. She holds a DMin. from George Fox Evangelical Seminary and is a graduate of the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. She has a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Portland Seminary. Her supervision training is from the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Lacy lives on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains.


Terra McDaniel

Terra is a spiritual director, pastor, teacher, and writer who loves making space for people of all ages to tune into the holy and their own souls. She received an MDiv with a concentration in spiritual formation from Portland Seminary. Terra and her husband live in Austin, Texas with their tiny rescue dog Edie. She’s thankful that their daughter, son-in-law, and grand-dogs are only a ten minute drive away. You can find her online on Facebook, Instagram, and at


Kaisa Stenberg-Lee

Kaisa is a certified Christian spiritual director and workshop leader. She holds B.A. in Childhood Studies from University of Wales, Bangor and a Spiritual Director Certificate from Sustainable Faith. Kaisa is a Finland native, and before moving to the USA she served families as a pioneering member of a missions organization and on pastoral staff of a multicultural church in Amsterdam for nearly a decade. Currently Kaisa lives in sunny Denver where she offers spiritual direction to both children and adults. She also hosts creative contemplative retreats, writes prayer guides, and crafts handheld prayer tools. You can find her writings and tactile prayer tools on her spiritual direction practice website  at