My ministry of Spiritual Direction comes out of being nurtured and guided by both individuals and local churches. As such, I work to educate, enhance and encourage, people, pastors and congregations in the practices of spiritual formation.
The General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church has described Spiritual Formation this way:
Spiritual formation is the process of being conformed to the image of Christ by the gracious working of God's spirit, for the transformation of the world.
As you and I live our lives each day, the world is being transformed but into what? By becoming attentive to our lives, lived in the presence of God, we can become more conformed to the image of Christ. As we live more aware of the Spirit of God, we began living life as the true children of God.