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 is a two-year course of study designed for individuals who desire to grow in their own spiritual lives as well as to cultivate the spiritual lives of others in a cross-cultural setting. Grounded in multiple streams of Christian spirituality, the course offers a balanced learning environment blending spiritual formation with skills development through experiential, developmental and group activities. Deepen I and II include three residencies in Málaga, Spain, online small and large group meetings, other online components, and prescribed reading and reflections.
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