Offering Direction


I enjoy being in Spiritual Direction and have done so over the past number of years. I received my training as a Spiritual Director through Leadership Transformations’ Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction. I became familiar with this program while engaged in my DMin studies in Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders. I found the program excellent preparation for the practice of Spiritual Direction.

Over the years I have grown to appreciate and benefit greatly from the insight and guidance a Spiritual Director provides.  

If you at all are interested in Spiritual Direction for deepening your own intimacy with our Triune Lord, please contact me.  

– Douglas Mitts


Doug’s Background

Dr. Douglas Mitts has been involved in missions in Europe since 1991. He lives in Germany with his wife, Lisa. The vast majority of his time has been in the development and facilitation of movement models in church planting. Currently, Doug serves on GEM’s Senior Leadership Team, and has served almost 20 years in some capacity of organizational leadership. GEM has asked him to serve as Leader for Spiritual Formation within the organization. God has graced Doug with insight into the formation and development of Christ’s Kingdom servants. These insights persuade Doug that apprentices of Jesus enjoy enhanced and sustained ministry through deepening, experienced intimacy with our Triune Lord.  

Aside from leadership and facilitation of church planting, Doug has engaged in various ministries through the years, including evangelism, camping, disciple-making, institutional teaching, leading retreats (personal and group), conferences, preaching, training, teaching and Spiritual Direction.

He earned his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and DMin in Spiritual Formation for Ministry Leaders from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Doug’s heart and desire focuses on Jesus’ statement, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” Spiritual Direction seeks just this, that a person would grow in their intimacy and knowledge of the Triune Lord of the universe. Desiring all to come to an experienced, relational knowledge of God provides the motivation for offering others Spiritual Direction.

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© Douglas l. Mitts 2014 - 2020