The Australian Network for Spiritual Direction, an ecumenical endeavour, is committed to fostering spiritual direction and to the training of spiritual directors in the Christian Community.
We believe spiritual direction to be a vital ministry in the continuing transformation of all people. It is one of many ministries by which people are set free to take their share in God's ongoing work. It is a ministry of guidance taking many forms, and is exercised by women and men, lay and ordained.
The challenges and benefits of spiritual direction are both personal and corporate in nature. This historical ministry is an effective tool for helping people address the complex issues of our time.
The Network is committed to:
encouraging spiritual directors in their work
offering opportunities for care and nurture through regular gatherings and communications
supporting national, regional and local training programs
We welcome to membership and involvement in the Australian Network for Spiritual Direction all who desire to support this work.
(This Statement was adopted by the original committee in Canberra in 1989)