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Pastoral Accompaniment (PA) Track

The primary audience of this three-part series of workshops is those working in any ministry setting — clergy or laity — whose interactions with others require mentoring skills, evangeli- cal hospitality, ongoing pastoral interactions in the course of catechetical work, small group facilitation, parenting, nurturing, and intercessory prayer outreach. Anyone who has some degree of work in the care of souls can benefit significantly from these workshops.

This track is divided into three areas of emphasis in pastoral accompaniment: 1) Mentoring; 2) Spiritual Guidance; and 3) Counseling. Workshops in each of 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. 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.

We recommend to take these courses in the order they appear, although it is not required to do so.
Courses of StudyProgressLast viewed
Foundations of Pastoral Accompaniment
Mentoring Focus
Catechetical MentorshipIn Progress
Mentoring in Ministry In Progress
Spirituality Focus
Being Guided and Guiding SoulsIn Progress
Following Jesus: The Challenge of DiscipleshipIn Progress
Counseling Focus
Conversion in Modern CultureIn Progress
Giving Counsel and Pastoral CareIn Progress
Mentoring Focus
Specific Skills and Needs
Personal Vocation and the Mentoring RelationshipIn Progress
Building the Mentoring Relationship: Asking Good QuestionsIn Progress
Building the Mentoring Relationship: Empathic ListeningIn Progress
Mentoring Specific Groups
Mentoring Within a FamilyIn Progress
Mentoring Other FamiliesIn Progress
Adult Catechetical Methodologies and Learning StylesIn Progress
Incarnational Ministry: Relational Ministry with TeenagersIn Progress
Child Catechetical Methodologies and Learning Styles: Going DeeperIn Progress
Observing and Measuring Discipleship in ChildrenIn Progress
Incorporating Evangelization into Children's Faith FormationIn Progress
Spirituality Focus
Specific Skills and Needs
Holy Spirit, Converter of HeartsIn Progress
Vocational SpiritualityIn Progress
Spiritual AccountabilityIn Progress
An Introduction to Spiritual CombatIn Progress
Eucharistic DiscipleshipIn Progress
Using Perceivers (M-Core, Myers-Briggs, temperaments, spiritual inventories, charisms, etc.)Release Date: To be Announced
Spiritual Work with Specific Groups
Discipling AdultsIn Progress
Vocational Discernment for Young Adults
Fostering Holiness in Children In Progress
Faith and Moral Development: Ages 12-18In Progress
Faith and Moral Development: Ages 6-12In Progress
Faith and Moral Development: Ages 3–6In Progress
Counseling Focus
Specific Skills and Needs
Dealing with Crisis and Conflict from a Christian Perspective
The Challenge of Charity: Life in the Family of GodIn Progress
Giving Counsel with Specific Groups
Redemptive Suffering and Anointing of the SickRelease Date: To Be Announced
Pastoral Components of the Christian Initiation Process: From Initial Motivation to Firm Conviction to a Catholic WorldviewIn Progress
General Introduction to Adolescent DevelopmentIn Progress
Engaging Youth CultureIn Progress
Connecting Child Development with Catechetical FormationIn Progress
Teaching Your Children About God's Plan for SexualityIn Progress

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