Explore and Connect with God



Session Dates: 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/7, 4/4
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
Cost: $1350

Explore And Connect With God with Amanda Petersen

  • Do you find yourself in deep spiritual conversations during your normal navigation through life?

  • Do you work in a helping profession and feel ready to connect on a deeper level with those you serve?

  • Are you the person people turn to to discuss their faith questions or transitions?

  • Are you ready to own your gifts and empower others through spiritual direction?

  • Have you ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew how to be present with this person without trying to fix them?”

Explore and Connect with God is a spiritual direction or companioning course designed to help you develop your listening skills - so you can be a safe space for others to deepen their inner life and discover their inner life.


Spiritual Direction/Companioning is for you if are ready to:

  • Connect more deeply to those you serve

  • Become an open vessel so others can safely explore their inner life

  • Understand different perspectives

  • Become open to different faith perspectives

  • Experience a deeper understanding of your own inner life/guidance

  • Gain a greater awareness about living a purpose-filled life

During this 6-month journey you will:

  • Understand what it means to be a spiritual companion

  • Learn how to ask deep questions of yourself and others

  • Integrate ancient and modern understandings of spiritual deepening

  • Understand the mind-body-spirit connection in order to create a safe space for others

  • Find your own unique way of accompanying another in spirit

You can expect to:

  • Gather together in person and online (online meeting time will be determined at our first gathering).

  • Receive a ½ hour of spiritual direction from faculty (time TBD) and a ½ hour of group spiritual direction.

  • Spend ½ hour to an hour a day in a spiritual practice or reading.

  • Integrate your experience with “Explore and Connect” into your own experience.

  • Have the opportunity to practice Spiritual Direction/Companioning with those within our group and in your own life.

By the end of the 6 months, each individual will have practical applications they will be able to use to impact their own sphere of influence. This group is limited to 10 participants. Each participant will receive a certification of completion.


Dates Saturdays

11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/7, 4/4

Plus a once a month online gathering for 1 hour in between Saturday gatherings.

In Person Retreat: 9 am -12 pm one Saturday a month.

Online – TBD after first gathering

Program Outline

Overview / The Face in the Mirror

The Shadow in the Mirror

Unpacking the Known God

Dwelling Into The Unknown Mystery of God

Sitting with the Other

There is No Other

After the pre-interview participants will receive a detailed syllabus of the course.

The Program is designed for:

  • Therapists who want to integrate a spiritual dimension into their counseling.

  • Ministers who want to deepen this aspect of their ministry, and/or lead courses in their church.

  • Chaplains who are looking to add the art of discernment and healing into their practice.

  • Nurses, physicians, hospice workers, and medical personnel looking for a closer connection to the spiritual dimension of healing.

  • Business leaders who want to be more grounded as servant leaders.

  • Spiritual Directors who want to deepen their practice.

  • Individuals who want to take their spiritual life more seriously.

A $75 non-refundable processing fee is due with the application. After your application has been processed, an interview with one or more of the faculty will be scheduled.

Once you are officially registered, the full tuition is due at the time of admission to reserve your space. 50% is due upon registration if you are making two payments.


Partial scholarships are available at participant’s request.


Pathways of Grace provides full refunds for program cancellations. In the event of a participant cancellation, full refunds, less processing fee, will be given 30 days prior to the scheduled program. Refunds after 30 days will be pro-rated and will not be available after the program starts.

Explore and Connect is led by

Amanda Petersen, founder of Pathways of Grace, has experience as a Pastor, Hospice Chaplain, Spiritual Director, Life Coach and Artist. She has over 20 years of experience as a spiritual director.

Kim de Beus is a Spiritual Director, Reiki Master, and Enneagram lover. She loves to explore where Divine stirring is occurring and what that means individually, communally and for the world at large.