Travelling with Others the Discipleship Path

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

Recognise 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.

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 uses Scripture reflections, video, and facilitated discussions to form “Ananiases.”

Intended Audience

We have found that this training is especially helpful for:

Clergy 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.

Would you like to know more?

For those who would like to learn how to better and fruitfully use Ananias Training in their parishes contact the project coordinator.