The Association of Christian Spiritual Directors (ACSD) is a national ecumenical body with approximately 170 members. The association aims are to encourage and actively promote spiritual direction, to promote the ongoing formation of spiritual directors, and to encourage supervision of spiritual directors. More information online: http://www.acsd.org.nz
Jeff Whitaker is is a Baptist pastor living in Auckland. He is presently the Chairperson of the ACSD Executive. Married to Margaret (a teacher), they have three adult children. Jeff undertook the SGM Training Programme in 1998/99, and subsequently joined ACSD. Since then Jeff has continued to offer spiritual direction and supervision to a clientele that has included ministers, counsellors, and SGM trainees. Interested in Christian spirituality, at various times Jeff has lectured on this subject at both Laidlaw College (Christchurch Branch) and Carey Baptist College. In the more recent past Jeff has offered periodic 'Retreats in Daily Life' together with Auckland director Jeannie Martin-Blaker. Jeff has found receiving spiritual direction to be incredibly valuable both personally and professionally. Committed to on-going personal and professional development, Jeff sees his involvement with ACSD as helping facilitate such development in the wider cadre of New Zealand's spiritual directors.
This year our Guided Learning options have a new home!
Guided Learning 2019 options are active from 11 Feb to 11 Oct, and take 1-2 hrs per week to complete.
Baptist Leaders eligible for registration:
|Event End Date||11-10-2019|
|Registration Start Date||01-11-2018|
|Cut off date||25-02-2019|