North East Prayer Guides - training in 2013
'Could you help others with their prayer?'
Training and resourcing opportunities for Prayer Guides
St Antony's Priory, Durham's Ecumenical Spirituality Centre, is offering training in 2013 for 'Prayer Guides' in the North East.
For 15 years North–East Prayer Guides, an ecumenical network of clergy and lay people, have offered the ministry of helping people explore their personal prayer. This is done in the local setting of their parish or churches and often involves working across a number of different Christian traditions. The prayer guide is primarily one who listens to the individual and how they have met God in prayer and life and then offers new ways and resources from the Christian spiritual tradition.
This can happen in various ways ranging from every day for one week to one evening per week for seven weeks. This always happens by invitation and mutual negotiation with the local people with those who coordinate for the regional network. The training is experiential and practical. It looks at listening skills, images of God and self, the many ways of praying with scripture, creative ways into prayer and finding God in all things.
This training is offered in two ways – a residential weekend followed by a Saturday or on seven consecutive Tuesday evenings.
Residential Weekend (register by Monday 10 December 2012):
Friday 25th –27th January
Minsteracres Retreat Centre (on the A68, 5 miles north of Consett)
Saturday February 9th
10.00am - 4.00pm
St Antony’s Priory, Durham
Total cost £150
Eight evening sessions (register by Monday 18 March 2013):
Tuesdays: April 16th, 23th, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st. (NOT 28th) June 4th
St Cuthbert's RC Primary, Balmain Road, North Kenton, NE3 3QR
7.00pm - 9.15pm
Total cost £60
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