Women bring unique and special gifts to their churches and make significant contributions to ecclesial ministry. The Sophia Program creates a life-giving network for women in church ministry. It is an opportunity to partner with women who serve in various church-related ministries, including pastoral care, administration, education, faith formation, chaplaincy or liturgy.
The Sophia Program provides ongoing spiritual formation and support by:
- encouraging women to deepen their relationships with God, the persons whom they serve and with whom they collaborate in service;
- creating a safe and supportive environment for women to experience spiritual companionship;
- inviting women to reflect on the experience of ministry as it relates to their own spiritual growth; and,
- supporting women to explore how their spirituality shapes and influences their ministry.
Participants commit to meet three sessions a year for two years from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening. Cost per session is $150. Sponsorship assistance is available.
Applications are due February 6, 2020.