THE ART OF

Walking with Others

Ananias Training is a two part workshop that trains people to walk with others on their journey of faith, specifically by using skillful listening and intentional conversation and questions, inspired by the important role Ananias played in St. Paul’s journey to Christ.

Ananias Training will help people:

  • recognize the stages of another’s spiritual journey through compassionate listening.
  • talk about our relationship with God.
  • share how we came to be a disciple of Jesus.
  • share Jesus’ own story in response to the spiritual hunger of another.

 

Ananias Training is a process designed to form parishioners with no previous training in “the art of spiritual accompaniment.” The training will use Scripture reflections, video, and facilitated discussions to form “Ananiases.”

The goal of Ananias Training is to form a people equipped to be Ananias to one another within the Church as well as to those in the world.
This training is ideal for:
parents, sponsors/godparents, RCIA catechists, small group leaders, ministers to the sick and homebound, youth ministry core members, children’s catechists

PART I 

Walking with Others

Ananias Training Part I  trains people to walk with others on their journey of faith, specifically by using skillful listening and intentional conversation and questions. Inspired by the important role Ananias played in St. Paul’s journey to Christ, Ananias Training part I will help people:

  • recognize the stages of another’s spiritual journey through compassionate listening.
  • learn how to talk about God with atheists, agnostics, and non-Catholics in a productive way
  • talk about our relationship with God with others.

PART II

Proclaiming the Gospel

Ananias Training Part II is a workshop that trains people to walk with others on their journey of faith, specifically by sharing their own witness of God’s action in their lives. This training will also cover how to share Jesus’ story in a way that invites others to respond in faith. This training will train participants in how to:

 

  • share how we came to be a disciple of Jesus with another.
  • share Jesus’ own story in response to the spiritual hunger of another.
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“The Church will have to ini­tiate everyone —priests, religious and laity — into this ‘art of accompaniment’ which teaches us to remove our sandals before the sacred ground of the other.”

Pope Francis

Evangelii Gaudium, 169

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