Training

Experience the Process to Learn the Process
The Adult Catechumenate is transforming lives and congregations in the 21st century. Not another program, but a process responsive to people who seek to learn more about the way of Christ or deepen their faith and spirituality within a community of worship, prayer, study and outreach.

Most training events take place over 2 to 3 days and are an intensive immersion into the highly experiential process. This is the primary means to understand and embrace the process. Training is geared for congregational teams (Clergy and several lay congregational members) new to the Adult Catechumenate or for new team members.

Training Events are led by teams of practitioners from Journey to Baptismal Living:NAAC.

Upcoming Trainings

Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 am until 12:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 6. Fremont United Methodist church in Portland, OR will host a condensed catechumenate training with featured presenter: Dan Benedict, former Worship Resources Director for the United Methodist Church and author of Come to the Waters, a book on baptism and making disciples.

All denominations are welcome at this event. The services and prayers used will come from the Methodist tradition, with worship resources available for those from other traditions. Teams including clergy and 2-6 lay congregation members are recommended to attend together.

For a printable detailed information sheet, click here.

To register for this training, click here.

The weekend, hosted by the Anglican Studies Program Saint Paul University, and Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church and supported by the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will include the sharing of and leadership of liturgical rites, small group formation, theological reflection, formation for leaders, faith conversation and listening skills fellowship and opportunity for ongoing access to resources and community dialogue.

Training is open and welcomes all denominations. Parish teams of 3 or more are encouraged to participate and experience these paths and tools for becoming welcoming, forming, sending communities in its worship, reflection, prayer and ministry.

For more information and to register, click here.

Host a training

If you would like to explore hosting a catechumenate training in your area, please contact [email protected]

The catechumenate training experience

“The small groups were excellent ‘hands-on’ experience and good for community building.” – Ashville 2017 Training Participant

Catechumenate training partners with local church staff and volunteers to host an immersion experience of the catechumenate. The events often include small groups, worship with the catechumenal rites, presentations, workshops, services, and receptions.