The Ananias Course

Traveling With Others on the Discipleship Path

This Spring we are excited to announce an extraordinary opportunity to learn how to have fruitful conversations with people in our lives about God, faith and the Catholic faith. 

Inspired by the important role Ananias played in St. Paul's journey to Christ, the Ananias Training will help parishes, homes, and apostolates become places where we can:

  • recognize the stages of another's spiritual journey through compassionate listening.
  • listen lovingly to their real questions and opinions about God in order to guide the discovery of how God is present and active in a person's life.
  • talk about our relationship with God.
  • share how we came to be a disciple of Jesus.
  • share Jesus' own story in response to the spiritual hunger of another.

The Goal
Ananias Training is a 17-hour process structured in five sessions, designed to form parishioners with no previous training in "the art of spiritual accompaniment." The training will use Scripture reflections, video, and facilitated discussions to form "Ananiases."

The goal of Ananias Training is to form a people equipped to be Ananias to one another within the Church as well as to those in the world, within the context of one's own charisms and personal vocation.

Intended Audience
We have found during our pilot efforts that this training is especially helpful for: 

  • Pastors and pastoral leaders who desire to move a parish culture toward mission by raising up individuals who can journey with others toward intentional discipleship.
  • RCIA team members.
  • Small group and table leaders of all types.
  • Called & Gifted interviewers and small group leaders.
  • Ministers to the sick and homebound.
  • Parishioners who desire the confidence and skills to share their faith with family, friends, co-workers, etc.
  • Leader Kits and Participants Materials are available for purchase at Siena.org
  • For those who would like learn how to better and fruitfully use Ananias Training in their parishes: Consider attending either the Making Disciples Course or Ananias Leader Training

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