Rooted in God: Personal Prayer as the Soil of Ministry

Date Cancelled: 
September 10th, 2019
Semester:
Fall 2019
Start Date:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 to Thursday, December 5, 2019
Day:
Thu
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Discipline:
Pastoral Theology
Teaching Method:
Lectures
Credits:
1
WYP2636HF
Summary:

This course focuses on personal contemplative prayer as essential for our relationship with God and the soil out of which healthy and effective ministry grows. The course covers Biblical teaching on prayer; the contemplative tradition arising from the early desert fathers and mothers; spirituality, theology and psychology of prayer; and various Christian traditions of prayer including lectio divina, Ignatian prayer, other forms of scripture prayer, centering prayer, Christian meditation, and the awareness examen.The course concludes with suggestions for planting and growing a prayer-based parish ministry.