Written by Sherry
Monday, 14 September 2009 13:35
Such a deal. An great opportunity to learn how to facilitate the discernment of others' charisms is coming to southern Michigan in late October!
This is the first time that the Catherine of Siena Institute has held Called & Gifted interviewer and facilitator training in Michigan. The training will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, October 27 - 29 and will be conducted by me (Sherry Weddell). Join thousands of other pastoral leaders who have been trained to facilitate the Called & Gifted discernment process in parishes all over the world.
Learning to facilitate the discernment of others is one of the most valuable and rewarding pastoral skill sets for pastors, staff, and pastoral leaders of all kinds and can have an enormous impact on calling forth new leadership and vocations of all kinds in our parishes and our dioceses. Listening to people's stories of being used by God is a incredible experience and opens our eyes to what God is doing in our midst and nourishes our own faith.
There is room for an additional 20 trainees in Michigan. First come, first serve. The training costs $100/person which includes extensive reference materials. Simple on-site housing is also available for 20 for a modest donation to cover breakfast food - for those who live too far away to commute. You would be responsible for your own food.)
There are critical pre-requisites:
* Basic spiritual maturity (practicing Christian for 2 years prior)
* Already possess listening skills
* Have attended a live Called & Gifted workshop or listened to workshop on CD, taken Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory, started personal discernment and had a personal Gifts Interview.
If you are interested in attending, but haven't been through a Called & Gifted workshop yet, call our office to order the workshop on CD and the inventory and to arrange for a Gifts interviews over the phone. The interview costs $25. )
Location: Most Holy Trinity Church
545 North Maple Street
Fowler, MI 48835
Contact: Craig Pohl
Schedule: Tuesday, October 27; 6:00 - 10:00pm
Wednesday, October 28: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 29: 6:00 - 9:30 pm
There will also be an interviewer training in Kansas City, KS this weekend
(If the training in Michigan or Kansas City doesn't work for you, the Institute is offering the same training in 3 other cities in September and October, 2009. Go to the Institute calendar for more information.)