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About Spiritual Life Development

Discipleship Co-ordinator

Cathy Elkington (Major), Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development

Cathy is a child of God! She has a heart for drawing alongside people that they may grow in their connection with God, their understanding of themselves and subsequently how they live out their personal mission in the world.  
She is a trained Spiritual Director and is working on a Masters in Spirituality, and has served as Corps Officer for 20 years.

Cathy is passionate about equipping and empowering individuals and teams so that there is leadership of Spiritual Life Development in local and regional settings. To this end, Cathy is available to: speak at corps and divisional events; to lead silent retreats and quiet days.

Contact Details:

The Salvation Army Mission Resource Department
PO Box 479
Blackburn 3130
P: 03  8878 4761  M: 0437224584
E: cathy.elkington@aus.salvationarmy.org

The Approach to Making Disciples

Under this banner of the mission intention, Making Disciples, the following thematic approach to spiritual development in the territory was established as a continuum, of Discover, Deepen and Deploy. These themes are outlined... Read more

Salvationists... our understanding of Salvation and Holiness


While the Salvation Army identifies itself as part of the Holiness Tradition within the broader church, it is wise to clarify how we understand Salvation. Read more

Salvationists and the spiritual disciplines


The work of growth is ultimately God’s, but we can employ tools that support and assist this process. We are active participants in our own discipleship. Read more

History of Spiritual Life Development

In 2005 the Australia Southern Territory appointed Major Frank Daniels to a role in Spiritual Life Development; the first such appointment in the territory.  It arose out of an emphasis on the more contemplative aspects of spirituality. Read more