Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this series for?
It is for volunteer or paid ministry leaders who lead ministries in parishes, schools, dioceses and other organizations. It is for lay leaders, religious sisters, deacons, and clergy. It is for those involved in ministries such as adult faith formation, young adult ministry, youth ministry, campus ministry, children's ministry, RCIA, marriage preparation. It is for spiritual directors, retreat facilitators, pastoral care ministers, directors of religious education along with parents, catechists, teachers, bible study leaders, or leader of women's or men's groups. It is for all who want to walk the Ignatian path with a trained guide and who are called to accompany others in their faith. It for those desiring to say "yes" to God's call into deeper waters of faith.
When are the classes held?
Going Past the Shallows runs from April through September, with monthly live virtual meetings via Zoom on April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, & September 6. All meetings are held from 12:30-2pm Central Time. The recordings of each meeting will be posted within 24 hours if you cannot attend live.
How is this different from other offerings Becky has done in the past?
Going Past the Shallows is not a retreat, but rather a live virtual class where Becky is teaching from her expertise. It will include prayer and wisdom drawn from her twenty-five years of ministry rooted in Ignatian spirituality. The goal is for you to leave with greater knowledge and the tools to journey on the Ignatian path of prayer for yourself so that you can lead others on this path of prayer.
Do I have to attend all the sessions?
Going Past the Shallows is a six-class series. When you register, you are able to attend all six sessions and get access to every recording. Attendance is not necessary, but highly recommended in order to learn from the community gathered together. The recording will be available if you are not able to attend live. Access to the recordings and materials will be available through the end of October.
What if the cost is too much?
Just like all of Becky's offerings, we do not want the financial aspect to keep you from attending. If you want to attend and your budget does not allow for it at this moment, please email us at [email protected]. We will get you a coupon code with an option to pay what you can.
How can I access the classes and materials? Is there an app?
The classes will be delivered via Zoom and accessible via the Zoom app. The course platform, which holds all of the details and materials, is Teachable. If possible, please opt into emails from Teachable so that we can send updates and notify you that new content is available. You can access the course through logging into Teachable.com on a computer or laptop. There is also a free Teachable iOS app for Apple devices. Note that through the app, you will not have access to the community wall and will have limited access to the handouts. If you having trouble downloading the handouts, please reach out to us at [email protected].