The Total Ministry Team discerned from St. Paul's has been using
the LifeCycles curriculum for the formation of the Team
and individual ministries. LifeCycles is a series of study
units on various topics which the Total Ministry Team will be
studying over the next several years. This study program was created
by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan for its Total Ministry
Team formation and is now available for use in our diocese.
Study units generally cover 3-4 months of study. The Team extends
an invitation to members and friends of St. Pauls, St. John's
(Eveleth), or St. James' (Hibing) to participate in each study
unit. In order for the Team to better obtain meaningful training,
the Team asks that participants commit to attend all sessions
of a given unit.
Each study session will have a break about 2 hours into the session.
Following each study session the Team will continue with an administrative
Where the Total Ministry Team discerned
from St. Paul's is in this Training?
The Total Ministry Team discerned from St. Paul's has completed
LifeCycles Year I, Units 1 (Encountering Our Story),
2 (Gathered by the Spirit), 3 (Sent by the Spirit),
and 4 (Washed and Renewed).
The Team began Year I, Unit 5 (Fed, with Thanksgiving)
on Sunday, January 10, 2010 and will meet on an approximately
monthly schedule. Locations move among members' residences and
public meeting facilities.
The Team hopes to begin Year I, Unit 6 sometime in the late Summer.
Check back here in June for details.