This year marks 30+ years of Spiritual Growth Ministries' existence, including 25 years of forming spiritual directors.
Celebration events were held around New Zealand as people gathered to meet old friends, remember what has been, and to dream about what the future might hold for SGM.
(Read about it in the latest issue of Refresh).
From the latest issue of Refresh ...
I found my God
stirring in my guts,
quickening my middle-aged bones,
stilling all my buts.
There where my spirit
had slumbered long,
numbed into a trance,
A moist, warm, salty God
and beckoned me to Dance.
(Edwina Gately, p24)
Who are we?
Spiritual Growth Ministries is a network of people from diverse Christian traditions and experience who find depth and meaning through the whole Christian heritage of contemplative spirituality.
The Spiritual Growth Ministries Trust* aims to enable people to develop spiritual resources for their life and work by deepening their relationship with God in Jesus Christ through spiritual direction, formation of spiritual directors, retreats and other experiences of prayer.
What do we do?
We express our passionate interest in contemplative spirituality in three main ways:
* Spiritual Growth Ministries is an incorporated trust registered with the Charities Commission on 17 June 2008 (CC 26037)
Special interest papers written by spiritual directors in formation with SGM have just been added: click here to see all papers.
Some key people ...
Formation Programme Coordinator
SGM Workgroup Convenor
Editor of Refresh