If you are interested in having one of our faculty or staff speak to you or your group about spiritual direction, spiritual formation, or soul care ministries, feel free to contact us.
Our CSR Staff Spiritual Directors are not only trained to offer one on one or group spiritual direction, but also to lead and facilitate retreats. The CSR is able to offer assistance in planning and providing retreats in any of the following ways:
- Biola Residence Halls: Designing and helping facilitate (including speaking) short retreats for Biola undergrads in the residence halls. Interested Residence Life staff can contact the CSR Assistant Director to find out more about this process. In the past we have had our staff spiritual directors design a variety of retreats, covering topics such as: Advent, Easter, body image, sexuality, community, forgiveness, various experiences of prayer.
- Biola Staff: Some departments at Biola might find it profitable to offer a half-day retreat (or shorter… or longer!) for their team in order to give them an experience of soul care and spiritual renewal. The CSR is open to discussing possibilities and working together to design a retreat experience that suits the needs of any interested department.
- Retreats for individuals: Any interested person who is a current student, staff, or faculty member at Biola can use the CSR as a resource for planning a personal retreat. Our staff spiritual directors can meet with you beforehand to plan a retreat experience that may be suitable for you, and then meet with you afterwards to talk through the retreat experience itself.
- Retreat site referrals: The CSR keeps a list of possible retreat sites (mainly for small, private retreats – we don’t currently keep a listing of locations for large groups) that may be useful for those trying to determine a suitable location for an individual or small group retreat. These referrals are offered as a courtesy and do not indicate Biola’s endorsement of any of these retreat sites. To inquire about these listings, please contact the CSR Assistant Director.