Spiritual Development Courses

Each of our courses is taught by appropriately qualified and credentialed instructors who have put prayer, heart, and love into preparing these opportunities for exploration and growth. All three Pilgrimage courses have a course fee of $400 per person. As part of the spiritual formation process, it is recommended that each participant pay at least a portion of the total cost for this course, but partial-scholarship options are available. Please contact us to inquire.

Stepping Into the Story

Taught by Jennifer A G Layte

Stepping Into the Story is for the person called take a brave look back at their life in the company of a small group of like-minded spiritual pilgrims, in order to take the next confident step forward. Once a week, participants meet for two hours via video. For half of each session, we learn about how we can more fully enter into God’s Story of the world, with the help of some tried and true Christian spiritual practices: lectio divina (divine reading), spiritual journaling, and life mapping. The rest of the time we invite each other into our own life journeys, supporting and encouraging each other into a deeper walk with God. Three individual spiritual direction sessions are included. The SITS course spans 13 weeks, with one week off, halfway through.

Enrollment is open for Winter/Spring 2021. The course will begin on 15 January and meet on Friday mornings from 10AM to Noon, Eastern Time. (This is 3-5PM, GMT.)

The Bible Explored

Taught by Wendy Widder Huisken

Christians have been called “people of the Book,” but what is that Book? What’s in it and why should we care? Where did it come from and how did we get it? And, more importantly, how do we, the people, read it?

The Bible Explored tackles these questions and introduces you to the massive book that contains the greatest story ever told. In eight weeks (with a week off midway), we’ll discuss what makes the Bible such a unique book, and we’ll consider how we should (and shouldn’t) read it.

Enrollment is open for Winter/Spring 2021. The course will begin on 29 January and meet on Thursday evenings from 7-9PM, Eastern Time.

The Walk

Taught by Jennifer A G Layte

Intended for both Christians in the church and Christians/skeptics/deconstructers trying to get or stay out of it, The Walk is a compassionate exploration of the twists and turns of “walking with God” as understood and described by Christians in earlier and more recent centuries, from various points on the theological spectrum, and exhibited in the biblical stories of Jesus’ disciple, Simon Peter.

The Walk is a course on stages of faith and an exploration of where each of us might be in our journey—to provide context and understanding for those of us who are troubled/concerned /confused either by changes in our own faith or differences between the way we understand our faith and the way others who claim the same one, express theirs. The Walk is an eight-week course with one week off in the middle and includes two spiritual direction sessions.

Enrollment is open for the Winter/Spring 2021 course. The course will begin on 3 February and meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-9PM, Eastern Time.

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