Spiritual Direction has been called “holy listening”. In Spiritual Direction people pledge to journey together for a time in order to listen together for God’s voice in one of their lives. Through a prayerful listening and reflecting, in a confidential setting of prayer and encouragement, we seek to discern God’s leading.
Spiritual Direction assumes that God is at work in our lives: our relationships, our work, our leisure and quiet. God is present in our doubt and frustration and pain as well as in our certainty, our joy and our healing. Sometimes it is difficult to discern the Spirit’s presence or movement, or to follow the call. God is the real director of our lives, but an experienced companion can often help you hear or notice what is real, and respond.
Holding a masters degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University, he’s trained in many facets of spiritual guidance, supervision of spiritual directors, and various retreat approaches including the Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Justin currently serves as Pastor of Worship at Grace Community Church in Seal Beach and as a Spiritual Director for Grafted Life and Biola University. Because of his background as a songwriter, recording artist, and worship leader, he has a unique heart for artists, musicians, and the creative community. His passion is to walk alongside others as they discover their unique calling and freedom in Christ. He and his wife of 25 years live in Southern California, and have four children, ages 15-22.
Spiritual Direction is available in-person (at his church office in Seal Beach) and online. Email for schedule and location inquiries, and for more details view a sample of the Spiritual Direction Covenant.