Sacred Places, Digital Spaces:
forming spiritual practices online
with Sandy Brodine and Mark Berry
Online Zoom seminar – Tuesday 20 October, 4.00-5.30pm
Hosted by Port Phillip East Presbytery
Join us for our fourth session on blended faith formation – growing disciples both online and face-to-face.
Sandy and Mark will talk about
– why spiritual practices are important for faith formation
– what it means to develop a Christian community around spiritual practices
– how spiritual practices can be cultivated both face to face and online
– what they’ve learned about preparing and leading in online settings
– what ‘new monasticism’ can mean for the church in a digital world
Rev Sandy Brodine is the minister for Emerging Faith Communities with the Banyule Network of Uniting Churches. In the last few years Sandy has explored and developed spiritual disciplines through both digital and physical meetings, with children through to adults. A former teacher, Sandy is intentional about integrating learning with discipleship. During COVID-19 her ministry of fostering new faith communities has further developed in the digital realm.
Mark Berry has worked as a Mission Pioneer with the Church of England in the UK in the Manchester area and started the Safespace faith community in Telford. Mark is a former youth worker, a musician and writer. Mark is interested in spiritual disciplines alongside the birthing of new faith communities. He is the author of Navigatio – a pocket liturgy book on Proost. With Ian Mobsby he is the co-author of A New Monastic Handbook: From Vision to Practice. Mark conducted workshops in Australia in 2015.