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Do people look to you for advice or spiritual counsel? When those opportunities come up, do you sometimes feel inadequate to the task? Or do you plunge right in without really taking time to touch the person’s soul? If you want to be more spiritually effective in helping others with problems in their lives, you will benefit by the teaching and practice presented in the Certificate in Spiritual Direction curriculum offered by NewWay Ministries and Dr. Larry Crabb in collaboration with Christian University GlobalNet.


A NewWay Ministries/CUGN Certificate in Spiritual Direction requires the completion of the following four courses through Christian University GlobalNet:

CC101 SoulCare Foundations 101: The Basic Model - Show Details

CC102 SoulCare Foundations 201: Understanding People and Problems - Show Details

CC103 SoulCare Foundations 301: Provisions and Practices - Show Details

CC104 SoulCare Foundations 401: Community—Where SoulCare Happens - Show Details

Note: Have you taken any of these courses at Please email the Admissions Office at before applying for this program. 

Admissions Criteria/Requirements:

To be admitted for the CUGN portion, simply submit:

Summary of Steps for Earning a Certificate in Spiritual Direction:

1. Complete the SoulCare Foundations Curriculum offered through Christian University GlobalNet (in association with RBC Ministries). The four online courses, taught by Dr. Larry Crabb, are described above. The curriculum includes video lectures, interaction with fellow students, and course examinations. Follow these steps in order to complete the SoulCare Foundations curriculum: 

 a. Register as a student at Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN) by clicking here. Under "Which Program" question, select "NewWay Ministries track" and then complete above Admissions Requirements.

 b. Receive welcome instructions via email from the Admissions office and enroll in your first SoulCare course at

 c. CUGN will monitor your coursework and validate satisfactory completion of each course. You will be able print a course completion certificate for each course so validated. Course grades will be placed on your official transcript. 

 d. The course completion certificates should be printed and presented to the registrar for the School of Spiritual Direction as instructed below OR you may request a transcript sent to NewWay Ministries by clicking here

2. Attend the one-week School of Spiritual Direction (SSD) ( offered by Dr. Larry Crabb and NewWay Ministries.  This school occurs several times each year in Colorado Springs (at the Glen Eyrie Conference Center) or in Asheville, North Carolina (at The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove). 

3. Complete one of the following two options:

Option 1: Attend the one-week NextStep School of Spiritual Direction (after you have attended an SSD) offered by Dr. Larry Crabb and NewWay Ministries. This event occurs one time a year. For more information and dates click here.

Option 2: Lead at least one small group through The SoulCare Experience video curriculum based on the book SoulTalk written by Dr. Larry Crabb. For more information or to order click here. Group participants are required to complete a leader evaluation form. Click here for evaluation form.

Recommended, but not required:

Read 66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God That Invites You Into His Story, by Dr. Larry Crabb, and complete assigned reflection paper. Click here for instructions on reflection paper.


Please mail all of the above to the following:

Andi Sigler
NewWay Ministries
PO Box 393
Silverthorne, CO 80498

Please note: Additional information concerning the NewWay Ministries' portion of this certificate (including current costs) can be found on their website:

Still Have Questions?

We are happy to help. Please contact us as follows: or call us at

(616) 954-2933 ext. 1
(888) 487-5376 ext. 1 (toll free)

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