"I came to the Spiritual Development Forum at a critical time in my life. Somewhere along the way the pressures of life and ministry succeeded in overwhelming me and I had lost my way. All the right answers I had accumulated over years of ministry weren't working anymore.  The Forum has helped ground me in a deeper spirituality far more stable than I have ever known. I highly recommend this path and the Forum as a guide to walking it." 
Don Golden
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Don is co-author of Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile (with Rob Bell) and served as senior vice president of church engagement at World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to his current role, He was also lead pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church.

Why should I get involved in The Meadow's Spiritual Development Forum?
Nothing is more important than your personal relationship with God. God desires a life filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22) Bringing God to the center and fully embracing His purpose for your life, will lead you to a more abundant life.
Developing your spiritual life is first knowing that you are loved by God. Through this mysterious, immense and perfect love you will find new ways to enjoy God and new ways to love and enjoy others in the same ways that Jesus did.

What are the benefits of participating in the Spiritual Development Forum?

  • You will receive tools that will enable you to focus on growing your relationship with God for the rest of your life.
  • Being a part of community will help to challenge and support you as we grow together in relationships and knowledge.
  • This isn't just another class with a fixed process for success. This is a journey. The SDF takes a unique approach by using teaching with Q & A time, hands-on exercises, small group activities, suggested reading selections, music, videos and even drama to further develop your spiritual growth.

Being a part of community will help to challenge and support you as we grow together in relationships and knowledge.  The Meadow realizes that we are all unique individuals and no two journeys look the same but the goal is the same. We are here to help you focus your path of growth.
Bob Arnold


Workshops for Spiritual Growth
Beginning October 5th, a two-year, 20 workshop program.  It is unique, yet it is a movement stirring all over the country! The Meadow is bringing to the Baltimore Area "The Spiritual Development Forum". You will experience creative, interactive, experiential workshops designed to help you develop your spiritual relationship with God!   If you feel your spiritual life is missing something or just want to kick-start your relationship with God, the Meadow's SDF is a place to root yourself in God's unfailing love! Explore topics that relate to each of us because they are real world issues we all face. Discover a deeper, richer relationship with Jesus Christ!   It  will not  be a place where you will get a spiritual high that will leave when the meeting is over. It  will  give you principles of spiritual health that will take you through the rest of your life.
Grace Fellowship Church - Timonium, MD
7:00 - 9:00pm
Oct. 5,12,19,26, 2016 
Jan.11,18, 25, Feb.1,8,15, 2017

Tentative 2017-2018 Schedule

Oct. 4,11,18,25 2017 Jan. 10,17,24,31 Feb.7,14 2018
$125  for FALL 2016- WINTER/SPRING 2017  10 Workshops
Registering as a couple: $200
$125 for FALL 2017 - WINTER/SPRING 2018 10 Workshops
Registering as a couple: $200
Completed and paid in full registrations for The SDF, received before October 1st , receive a 5% discount on all upcoming retreats!
Bon Secours Retreat Center

Topics for the next SDF Retreats include, "Prayer", "Effectiveness Profile - The Traffic Light Approach","Journey of the Heart - Knowing God" and "Spiritual Formation - Why is it Important".  Come enjoy relevant topics in a serene and inviting atmosphere that is sure to give you a sense of peace, well-being and encouragement.



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We have special discounts and opportunities!

If you would like to attend any of our programs but face a financial challenge, please click the start application button below for scholarship opportunities!
Our goal is for everyone, regardless of ability to pay,
to have access to all of the programs and retreats
offered at The Meadow.