Deepening the Spirituality in Our Parishes
October 7 through October 28
Four Thursday afternoons, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom, $80-$100
In 1971 Karl Rahner wrote, “The devout Christian of the future will either be a ‘mystic,’ one who has ‘experienced’ something, or he will cease to be anything at all.” If Rahner’s words still hold true fifty years later, then the church leader must develop the spirituality of their congregants. In this course, participants will discuss how leaders can strengthen the spiritual vitality of their congregations, explore the limits and possibilities of congregational spiritual development, evaluate spiritual direction methods for use in parishes and develop thoughtful, biblically-supported tools that can be immediately implemented in various ministry contexts.