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Most would agree that a mature relationship with God is essential to serving fruitfully as a minister of the Good News. Yet, many cross-cultural workers struggle. The difficulties and busyness of ministry, as well as challenging cross-cultural circumstances often pull us away from the practices, and away from the One, that sustain us. While Scripture teaches that God is actively engaged in shaping us and drawing us into deeper intimacy, it also clearly communicates this is not meant to be a solitary process.


DEEPEN is designed to cultivate, among cross-cultural workers, the capacity and skills to come alongside and spiritually nurture one another in partnership with God. It is experiential training for those who desire personal, transformational growth and intimate personal relationship with the Lord as the foundation for ministering to others.  

Deepen Overview and Requirements
Deepen I- Foundational Spiritual Companionship

  • 5 -day onsite retreat in Málaga, Spain (includes a rhythm of worship, teaching, experiential prayer projects, time for silent reflection and prayer, and small group direction)
  • Distance components
    • Online teaching segments
    • Monthly prayer project assignments
    • Assigned readings
    • Monthly small group direction via Skype (9 sessions)
    • Receive individual direction [individually arranged; note that associated costs are your responsibility and not included in the program fee]

Deepen II- Spiritual Direction

By invitation only to participants of Deepen I who have discerned, together with program leaders, a calling to the ministry of spiritual direction.

  • 5 -day onsite retreat in Málaga, Spain (includes a rhythm of worship, teaching, experiential prayer projects, practicum in spiritual direction, time for silent reflection and prayer, and small group direction)
  • Distance components
    • Monthly group supervision via Skype (tentatively 10 meetings – this number to be confirmed)
    • Online teaching segments
    • Prayer project assignments
    • Assigned readings
    • Practicum in spiritual direction
    • Receive individual direction (individually arranged; note that associated costs are your responsibility and not included in the program fee)
Location: In the countryside of beautiful Southern Spain, just outside Malaga.

Dates for Deepen II 2017:

  • Residencial Retreat:
    1. Tuesday, Nov. 14 (Arrive Malaga airport no later than 1 PM Central European Time)
    2. Tuesday, Nov. 21  (Departures from  Malaga airport earlier than 9 AM will incur extra transportation expense)
Deepen II (By invitation only)

Students for Deepen II must have successfully completed Deepen I and discerned together with the Deepen staff that they have the gifting and calling to move forward. The course is designed to facilitate personal spiritual growth and provide basic training in spiritual direction.

Upon completion of both Deepen I and Deepen II, students who have fulfilled all requirements will receive a certificate of completion. Students completing Deepen II will have fulfilled the qualifications to be considered as a spiritual director for the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association.

Deepen II (By invitation only)

The cost of the second year is €875 ($1050) which includes the onsite retreat and associated costs (travel expenses to and from Málaga are your responsibility), small group direction, and all other course expenses (except for books, which are also your responsibility).  CRM staff, please inquire about scholarship opportunities.

Program Deposit of €545 ($655) to reserve your space is due upon acceptance, or no later than October 17, 2017.

The balance of €330 ($395) is due November 21, 2017.

Please Note: All Payments are Non-Refundable.

For  more information, please:

How To Register (by invitation only)

STEP 1:

Registration and Payment Once you have received Application approval, complete the online Registration and Payment process.

  • Payment for participants in the Malaga area may be made in person. To make arrangements, contact debbie.schuster@crmleaders.org
  • Here is the link for making payment online:

 

Open: Payment

STEP 2:

Book Flights or Transportation  Once your Application has been approved, you have registered and received receipt of payment for the event, you may proceed with booking your flights for the event.

Please plan to arrive, if possible, by 1:00 pm (Spain time) at the latest at AGP (Malaga International Airport) on the first day of the event.

You may plan your departing flight anytime after 9:00 am on the final day of the event. Shuttles to/from the airport and event site will be provided free of charge by the Deepen Team on the first day and final day of the event (Departures from  Malaga airport earlier than 9:00 am will incur extra transportation expense).