Michael Smith

Apostolic Dreaming

What the church most needs at this time are entrepreneurs – people who will risk starting new ventures in ministry, and outreach in new contexts and, in the process, provide new dynamism to the church.

In this workshop Michael and members of the Sentir Graduate School of Spiritual Formation, will explore how spiritual direction can help open up apostolic potential for a changing world.  Apostolic dreaming involves supporting others in bringing their apostolic dreams into reality? In one-on-one  or group sessions the spiritual director is a co-discerner and together we explore the hopes, potential, resources and skills to help navigate the terrain in which a dream is being birthed or renewed. The process is a combination of spiritual direction, mentoring, role analysis and ministry supervision.

Michael Smith SJ (Melbourne Vic)

Revd Dr Michael Smith BSc, GradDipSci, GradDipEd, BTheol, MA, EdD. Michael is the Dean of Sentir Graduate School of Spiritual Formation which is a registered training institute of MCD University of Divinity, and the Director of Campion Centre of Ignatian Spiritualty. He is also the Delegate for Jesuit Formation in the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. Originally from New Zealand, he joined the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus in 1976 and was ordained a priest in 1984. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University Chicago and a Doctorate in Education at La Trobe University Melbourne.