Exploring Your Spiritual Journey offers an exciting, experiential course in Christian prayer. It is for people of all denominations and none, lay and ordained. However, an interest in the Christian faith and a desire to get to know God better are important to get the most from the course.
This introductory course allows participants to explore their personal spiritual journey with God and, therefore, grow in faith and self-awareness. The heart of the course involves experiencing and practicing a variety of different traditions of Christian spirituality. This, in turn, should enrich your personal prayer life. Developing listening skills and supporting each other form a significant part of the course. There will also be an opportunity to draw up a simple rhythm of life.
The course will introduce the subject and give guidance on how to find a spiritual director, accompanier or soul friend. Spiritual accompaniment provides support and challenge for spiritual growth. It can, therefore, play an important part in our spiritual journey.
The only prerequisite for the course is a desire to discover more about your inner journey and a willingness to encounter God more deeply and in a variety of ways. For the sake of the group, we also ask for a commitment to attend regularly, life permitting.
There are no academic assignments! However, participants are encouraged to reflect on the individual sessions. Review sheets are provided to help and guide you in this. At the end of the course, those who have attended 80 per cent will receive a certificate of attendance.
Academic year 2023/24
The 2023/24 course started on 8 September 2023.
Registration of interest
Please complete this form to express your interest. If you submit it after 4th October 2023, we will register your interest for the following academic year and contact you nearer the time.
Location and format
Exploring Your Spiritual Journey takes place as a day course based in Wells. The course usually starts in September, taking place on alternate Fridays during term time over one year.
Termly payments 2023/2024
If you have registered for the 2023/24 Exploring Your Spiritual Journey course, you can pay your course fees termly at the Diocese of Bath and Wells online shop.
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Who to contact
Charmain Gilmour, Ministry Training Team Administrator