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The Good Shepherding School for Lay Pastoral Ministry provides mandatory training for Lay Pastoral Assistants [LPAs].

Those interested in discerning a call to lay pastoral ministry by taking part in this education should contact 281-332-5553.




Presenting the 2015 Class of the Good Shepherding School for Lay Pastoral Ministry at St. Christopher, League City! A closing Eucharist and presentation of certificates were held on Saturday, June 6, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Dickinson. Among the members are 18 new Lay Pastoral Assistants for Holy Trinity, and 3 for St. Christopher. These new LPAs were commissioned in simultaneous celebrations of new ministry at both parishes on Sunday, June 7. This brings the number of graduates of the GSS to more than 60 in six parishes since the founding of the school in 2013.




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Standard Class Schedule
  
6:30 - 6:45pm               Evening Prayer
6:45 - 7:25pm              Module
7:25 - 7:45pm               Break with Scripture/Theological Reflection
7:45 - 8:25pm              Module
8:25 - 8:30pm               Closing Prayer (leaders rotate)

Syllabus

Class 1 

Module A, Pastoral Theology 101

Module B, Growing Always: Spirituality of Pastoral Ministry

 

Class 2

Module A, Stewarding the Self, Caring for Others

Module B, Seen and Unseen: Confidentiality, Boundaries, Loving Limits


Class 3

Module A, The Pastoral Visit in Presence and In Practice

Module B, Narratives of Pain: Words, Deeds, Images, and God


Unit Break - Intentional Rest and Reflection


Class 4

Module A, Death, Dying, and Mourning

Module B, Recognizing Crisis and Loss: Depression, Situational Sadness

 

Class 5

Module A, Agents of Peace: Family Systems and Relationships                        

Module B, Ears of the Heart, Active Listening, Empathy  

 

Class 6

Module A, The Debrief, Accompaniment, and Reporting

Module B, Various Gifts, Faithfully Administered: 1 Peter 4:10



SATURDAY LPA RETREAT

8am - 9:15am, Practicum, Methodist St. John Hospital, Clear Lake

9:00 - 9:30am, Commute Time

9:45 - 10:30am, Eucharistic Theology

10:45 - 11:30am, Student Community Eucharist

11:45am - noon, Class Photos

Noon - 1pm, Community Lunch with Presentation of Certificates





2013 Good Shepherding School