Class location and meeting times

  • Please be advised that, until further notice, all classroom sessions will be offered online.
  • Each 20-session module contains ten classroom teaching sessions alternating with ten small group interactive sessions
  • Instructional classes will meet online every other Thursday, beginning on January 7, 2021.
  • Small group sessions will meet online every other week, starting January 14, 2021.
  • Instructional classes begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end promptly at 1:00 p.m CST
  • Once Covid is under control participants will have the option of continuing remotely or meeting in person at Christ Church Lake Forest, 100 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL
  • The class schedule follows traditional school year breaks


  • Desire to learn and to grow in one’s own experience of God
  • Desire to become more self-aware, especially in relation to God and others
  • Desire to listen in a way that invites transforming conversations
  • Average of 5 to 10 hours a week which includes class time, reading, writing brief reflection papers, participating online with small group on alternate weeks, meeting with one’s own spiritual director, finding and meeting with two directees and supervision
  • Basic computer skills and willingness to explore how technology can aid transformational conversations

Program tuition and fees

  • Tuition for the program is $4,200.00 which is divided into three increments of $1,400 due at the start of each of the three modules
  • Additional fees not included: Books, individual spiritual direction fees, small fee for each Module’s retreat
  • Some financial aid is available

Certificate in Spiritual Direction

  • Upon finishing all requirements in the two-year program, recipients will receive a Certificate of Completion.

On-site class schedule – Cohort V

Module I: Listening to God

Classes starting 2021 

  • January 7 & 21
  • Februay 4 & 18 
  • Spring Break 
  • April 8 & 22
  • May 6 & 20
  • Summer Break
  • September 9 & 23
  • One Day Retreat

Module II: Listening to Self

Class date are 2021 & 2022

  • October 7 & 21
  • November 4 & 18
  • Christmas Break
  • January 6 & 20
  • February 3 & 17 
  • Spring Break
  • April 7 & 21
  • One day retreat

Module III: Listening to Others

Class Dates are for 2022

  • May 5 & 19
  • June 2
  • Summer Break
  • August 25
  • September 8 & 22
  • October 6 & 20
  • November 3 & 17
  • One day retreat

Instructions for submitting your application

You can apply online by going directly to TLC Application or you can download the application by clicking on the PDF link below. Please note the special instructions if you decide to use the TLC Application web form.

Complete your application either online, email or via US mail. If you choose to mail or email please send to the address provided at the bottom of the application form or refer to addresses provided here:

Jeanie Hoover
Executive Director
Transformational Listening Center
2139 W. Fletcher St
Chicago IL 60618
Email: [email protected]

Download the TLC Application PDF file using the button below.

Include the non-refundable application fee of $75 made out to TLC or use the optional PayPal link below.

TLC Application Fee
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