GROWING IN GOD’S LIFE: Four Recurring Movements in the Spiritual Life

with Christopher Chapman

These four are movements, not stages. They are seasons that meet us afresh within a lifetime of growing, stirring us once more into abundant life.

  • Becoming rooted and grounded in God
  • Emerging into being in response to God’s invitation
  • Struggling towards abundance through resistance
  • Bearing fruit and being willing to fall

Jesus, the teller of parables, invites us to hold the mystery of creation in mind and heart, like seed in the hand of a sower. ‘Look’, he says. ‘See what happens if you are grounded in God’s good soil. Behold the wonder of who you are and what you might become.’

Christopher Chapman

Christopher is an experienced spiritual director and retreat leader. He is a guest director at St. Beuno’s and Llanerchwen retreat centres, and an Associate Tutor for St. Augustine’s College of Theology. Formerly he was Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese of Southwark. He is the author of Seeing in the Dark and Earthed in God: Four movements of spiritual growth.


Friday 7th February 2020, 11:00am - 4:00pm




London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King
Lombard Street


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