NSW 2021 SPIRITUAL FORMATION RETREAT
Monday, 1st March - Wednesday, 3rd March
Spiritual Formation is the process of restoration in which we are formed into the image of God through Jesus Christ. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit that initiates, designs and implements this process in our lives. Our part is to be open and willing to participate in that reforming. Spiritual Formation Units are year-long in their duration involving practical and academic activities that cause us to awaken to God’s maturing action within us.
ACOM considers Spiritual Formation to be essential in preparation for Christian ministry as well as for those who already are well established in ministry because it’s a lifelong activity. Spiritual Formation is designed for a variety of ages and stages in life in general. Students engaging with these topics and activities will increase their God-awareness, self-awareness, personal functioning and spiritual maturity for life and ministry. Spiritual Formation integrates the following activities:
- A small group community called a Formation Group that meets regularly throughout the year.
- A personal spiritual mentoring relationship conducted throughout the year.
All are designed to awaken us to God’s divine initiative in our ordinary everyday life. These elements are intertwined to create robust spiritual maturity throughout the year in providing character formation and ministry formation.
/ This facilitation event is limited to ACOM Direct students only.