One of the phrases used to describe this organization is that it creates Safe, Sacred Space. I have been extremely happy to be affiliated with Oasis Ministries for the past 5 years, as a student, a Board Member and as a regular volunteer. This is the most welcoming bunch of people that I have ever met. I feel that I can truly be myself as I participate. This organization helps me to believe that people who mind the spirit help mend the world.
Spiritual direction training with Oasis Ministries opened me to look and listen for God's presence in everyone and everything. It changed the way I relate to people. I found I am not called to be a spiritual director; Teaching and adminstration are my gifts. But Oasis has led me into a more open and a deeper space with those gifts. Oasis invited me to be a board member and I learned how to approach analytical and organizational decision-making in a contemplative way. There is a healthy balance within the organization and within the obard. It is good.
I have been nurtured, developed, and strengthened by the programs and people of Oasis Ministries over 10 years. This community of care for "saving the world" through contemplative practices personally, and sharing this gift with others as a trained spiritual director throug the Spiritual Direction for Spiritual Guides [SDSG] program has deepend my life both as a spiritual companion and a parish priest. The Rev. Paul W. Gennett, Jr. St. Thomas's Episcopal Church, Newark DE
I am so happy to be a part of Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development. As a graduate of Oasis, I fully appreciate the power of prayer and reflection. As I write this review I find myself dealing with a family situation that is totally unexpected and depressing. However, my ability to pray, in the moment and with the full realization that God is present with me,I know that there is always a healing place for me and those whom I love. Oasis Ministries provides a unique and necessary training to all persons of faith. The workshops, conferences, and institute training provided by Oasis should be experienced by everyone. I pray that Oasis Ministries expands into every area of the United States and beyond.