On-site class location and meeting times

  • Each module contains ten “on-site” classroom sessions alternating with ten “on-line” sessions
  • Classes meet every other Thursdays beginning on August 30, 2018
  • Classes begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and end promptly at 1:00 p.m.
  • Classes meet at Christ Church Lake Forest, 100 N. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest IL
  • 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 $3900.00 which is divided into three increments of $1,300 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 IV

Module I: Listening to God

Classes starting 2018 going into 2019

  • August 30
  • September 13 & 27
  • October 11 & 25
  • November 8
  • Winter Break
  • January 10 & 24
  • February 7 & 21
  • January 26 Journaling Retreat

Module II: Listening to Self

Class date are all  2019

  • April 4 &18
  • May 2,16 & 30
  • Summer Break
  • August 29
  • September 12 & 26
  • October 10 & 24
  • November 2 Enneagram Retreat

Module III: Listening to Others

Class Dates begin in 2019 and continue into 2020

  • November 7 & 21
  • January 9 & 23
  • February 6 & 20
  • Spring Break
  • April 2, 16 & 30
  • May 14
  • May 28 Commissioning Ceremony
  • April 11 Emotions, Transitions & Self Care 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:

Transformational Listening Center
417 Cherry Creek Lane
Suite 100
Prospect Heights IL 60070
E: [email protected]

Download TLC Application PDF/116KB

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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