Spiritual Direction: a ministry of the Church, to the Church and beyond. Spiritual direction offers an individual the opportunity with a skilled companion to listen and respond to the life-giving presence of God in daily life.
The spiritual direction relationship is a sacred encounter of trust, confidentiality and contemplative listening.
Spiritual direction is a ministry in the church concerned with facilitating a person's growth in intimacy with God which leads, as a consequence to right relationship to creation. The ministry has a long and revered history in the Christian tradition and has been practiced by lay people, vowed religious and clergy.
(Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction)
The training program offered by the Anglican Church Southern Queensland nurtures and refines God's gifts for this ministry, drawing on the wisdom of the spiritual direction tradition and the experience of participants. It is available for those who are ordained, members of religious communities and lay people alike and is ecumenical in its embrace.