Anam Cara: Training in Missional Spiritual Direction

 

Anam Cara is a two-year missional spiritual direction training program that, along with traditional preparation for one-on-one spiritual direction. moves participants toward a posture of spiritual direction within the wider context of the neighborhood of one’s work, travel, and life in community. The name Anam Caracomes from the ancient Celtic tradition, meaning “soul friend,” one who walks alongside. Soul friends, or spiritual companions, have long listened and discerned how the Holy Spirit is moving in life of a person, in the church and in the world.
 
Over the course of two years, Anam Cara takes the director-in-training through six retreats which offer instruction, small group experiential learning, readings, spaces for worship and prayerful solitude. Between the retreats, participants will engage in online course work and home-based practice which hones the essential skills of active listening and discernment to recognize the hand of God in our own and others’ narratives. They will learn to live into the Great Story of God, and begin to see how all of our stories find their place in God’s divine narrative.
New Cohort cycles begin every September with retreats in September, February, and May. Each retreat is $500 ($1500 per year). This year’s application deadline: July 20, 2018.  Apply here!

For more information, please contact Matt Johnson at mjohnson@missionalwisdom.comRyan Klinck atrklinck@missionalwisdom.com, or visit the website: https://www.missionalwisdom.com/anam-cara/
 

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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