Franciscan at Home

Online learning at your convenience
Track:

Pastoral Accompaniment (PA) Track

The primary aim of this three-part series of workshops is those working in any ministry setting, clergy or laity, whose interactions with others imply a need for mentoring skills, evangelical hospitality, ongoing pastoral interactions in the course of catechetical work, small group facilitation, parenting and nurturing ability, and intercessory prayer outreach.  Anyone who has some degree of the care of souls can benefit significantly from these workshops.  This track is divided in three areas of emphasis in pastoral accompaniment: 1) mentoring, 2) spiritual guidance, and 3) counseling.  Workshops in each these areas are not designed for professional counselors, spiritual directors, or similar niche roles, but instead for those in more general catechetical or ministerial roles to inculcate skills that greatly enhance a person’s ability to serve God’s work in others.  This track’s diverse content is also applicable to every parent, every priest, and every parishioner who understands the demanding call upon all baptized believers to love generously and serve sacrificially.

Please note:

The workshop titles beneath "Courses of Study" will become clickable after you have (1) Started the track and (2) started a course within the track. To start a course, click on the course name, then click "Start this course."

We recommend to take these courses in the order they appear, although it is not required to do so.
Courses of Study
Mentoring Focus
Foundations
The Chief Characteristics of MentorshipComing Soon!
Adult Faith & Moral DevelopmentComing Soon!
Key Virtues: Gentleness & PatienceComing Soon!
Key Virtues: Hospitality & KindnessComing Soon!
Key Virtues: Non-Judgmentalism & MercyComing Soon!
Mentoring Specific Groups
Mentoring Within a FamilyComing Soon!
Mentoring Within a ParishComing Soon!
Mentoring Among PriestsComing Soon!
Mentoring Among School TeachersComing Soon!
Mentoring Among Catechetical LeadersComing Soon!
Looking to the Saints
Mentoring From Saints for MenComing Soon!
Mentoring From Saints for WomenComing Soon!
Mentoring From Saints for YouthComing Soon!
Looking Forward
What is the Way Forward for a Diocese, Parish, School or Family to Develop Mentoring Skills?Coming Soon!
Spirituality Focus
Foundations
Being Guided & Guiding Souls
The Most Important Life: Gospel Patterns of Jesus' LifeComing Soon!
The Gospel of the Holy Spirit: Evangelization Priorities in the Book of ActsComing Soon!
Relational Development
Vocational SpiritualityComing Soon!
Spiritual Friendship & CompanionshipComing Soon!
Spiritual AccountabilityComing Soon!
Self-Awareness & Self-KnowledgeComing Soon!
Ministerial Development
Intercession MinistryComing Soon!
Spiritual Guidance & DirectionComing Soon!
Catechesis & Deliverance/HealingComing Soon!
Masterworks
Spiritual MasterworksComing Soon!
Looking Forward
What is the Way Forward for a Diocese, Parish, School or Family to Develop Spiritual Accompaniment?Coming Soon!
Counseling Focus
Foundations
Basic Counseling TechniquesComing Soon!
Attunement & Openness to OthersComing Soon!
Building the Mentoring Relationship: Empathic Listening
Building the Mentoring Relationship: Asking Good Questions
Counseling Towards VocationComing Soon!
Counseling Specific Groups
Helping ChildrenComing Soon!
Helping AdolescentsComing Soon!
Helping AdultsComing Soon!
Scenarios
Counseling ScenariosComing Soon!
Crisis & ConflictComing Soon!
Suffering & DeathComing Soon!
Looking Forward
What is the Way Forward for a Diocese, Parish, School or Family to Develop Counseling Skills?Coming Soon!
Designed by On Fire Media, Inc.