To all worldwide Contemplative Outreach coordinators, contact persons and presenters:On behalf of the Centering Prayer Introductory Program Service Team, I’m pleased to announce a new brochure for the Introductory Program. The Centering Prayer Introductory Program brochure was developed as a result of input from many of you. It is intended to be given to potential host organizations and participants of all faith denominations interested in the Introductory Program. You may order it in packages of 25 from the online store (color) or it can be downloaded and printed from the website (black & white).
Traditionally, Contemplative Outreach has used our dear Father Keating’s six video presentations for the Continuing Sessions. For those of you who still have that set (which is no longer being produced), it is still a viable alternative.
The resources listed in The Centering Prayer Introductory Program brochure are new alternatives that you can fashion to fit your particular needs. For example, there is the multiple DVD set produced by Sounds True, “Centering Prayer: A Training Course in Opening to the Presence of God” as well as another option for those in 12-Step Programs.
The Resource Guide: Options for the Continuing Sessions is geared to presenters and facilitators of the continuing sessions. It presents these resources in much fuller detail and also offers options for scheduling the sessions. This was introduced in the fall of 2014. (Note: To access this link, you must be logged in to the website and have access to the Leadership Resources page. Please reply to this email if you experience access problems.)
We listened to your ideas and needs through the survey of coordinators in 2013. Thank you for your invaluable help which guided our work. We want to keep listening and partnering with you in the development of future Centering Prayer Introductory Program materials.
We hope and pray that these new resources will help guide newcomers to transformation by deepening their relationship with the Holy Spirit through Centering Prayer. One of our team members will be following up with you directly about using these new resources and any questions you may have. Or, you can contact us directly by emailing Ruth Hofmann or calling +1.412.445.5055.
In humble service to you,
Team Leader, Centering Prayer Introductory Program Service Team