The following options are available to those in the Kansas City area. Click on the following link for more information and/or to schedule a free 30-minute intake session: Request information about spiritual direction services in the Kansas City area.
Individual Spiritual Direction
Meet with a qualified spiritual director for regular hourly sessions. A minimum of monthly appointments is recommended, with weekly or fortnightly meetings preferred. The length of each session is negotiable. A 30-minute intake session is a prerequisite. Fee: $50 per hourly session, with a sliding scale for students and others of limited means. Spiritual direction is offered by Dr. Liam Atchison and Precious Atchison.
Liam is co-director of Emmanuel House. He has been a pastor and a professor, and is an historian and a spiritual director. In his spiritual direction he is guided by the conviction that the Gospel is central to growth in Christ. He has written a number of articles on history, theology, and the spiritual life and is founding editor of the Mars Hill Review.
Precious is a retreat speaker who co-directs Emmanuel House. She has been a counselor in private practice and spiritual director since 1976. She taught at Western Seminary Seattle, and received an MA in counseling from Colorado Christian University, where she studied under Dr. Larry Crabb. She is a graduate of the Grief Education Institute and co-authored Grief (NavPress) with Liam, she also authored The Heart of Blessing.
Group Spiritual Direction
Meet for spiritual direction with a group of no more than six to eight participants led by a qualified spiritual director in two-hour sessions. Sessions would meet regularly--every two weeks or monthly. It is preferred that those taking part in group direction be concurrently participating in individual spiritual direction. Groups begin when a cohort of at least four participants can be formed. Participants may also be asked to do some reading in conjunction with the group. Fee: $150 for six-week group.
Spiritual Direction Supervision
Groups of three to four participants led by Dr. Liam Atchison and/or Precious Atchison for the purpose of ongoing supervision in spiritual direction. Participants must be qualified spiritual directors themselves who are practicing direction with at least one other person. Sessions would meet regularly--every two weeks or monthly. Those taking part in group direction be concurrently participating in individual spiritual direction. Groups begin when a cohort of at least three participants can be formed. Participants may also be asked to do some reading in conjunction with the group. Fee: $150 for six-week group.