The Journey 2019
IF YOU ARE…
…seeking to pursue an intentional inner heart transformation
…looking for a deeper journey of the heart in your discipleship process
…desiring greater understanding and practice of spiritual growth in
cooperation with the Holy Spirit
…yearning for a safe community to interact with and to process your soulwork
(Soulwork includes a guided interaction with the Holy Spirit through disciplines of lectures, prayer projects, group spiritual direction, one-on-one spiritual direction and personal retreat)
AND YOU CAN…
(Between July 4th –Oct 3rd, 2019)
…invest personal time of 2 hours a week for prayer projects
…meet with ‘The Journey’ community on seven Thurs, 7.30 – 10 pm in PJ
…set aside 4D3N for a silent retreat
AS WELL AS UNDERSTAND THAT WE…
...are sojourners on the journey ourselves
...have limited spiritual guides therefore can only take limited participants
...need to prayerfully discern with you and your mentors your readiness for this.
...and sense God’s invitation to you to embark on this journey
THEN….THE JOURNEY IS FOR YOU!
Please fill up a simple application form to help us in the selection and placement process
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Tang Swee Kit, Assistant Director of the Institute for Christian Ministry (ICM),
Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC)
No. 2, Jalan 5/39
46000 Petaling Jaya
All Application Forms Should Reach TRAC by April 30th, 2019
You can download the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can sign-up on-line at www.trac.org.my under Institute for Christian Ministry link
ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR CHIRSTIAN MINISTRY (ICM), TRAC MALAYSIA
SOUL TALK SERIES - A Spiritual Formation Training Syllabus
The Institute for Christian Ministry (ICM) of TRAC Malaysia
THE JOURNEY 2019 – 9th Cohort
- To equip maturing Christians with the theology and practice of spiritual growth.
- To help understand the role of the Holy Spirit in spiritual formation
- To help Christians recognize and cooperate with God's formation work in their lives
- To model a way of journeying with others as part of the mentoring process
Audio Lecture Series by Dr John Coe, Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology
Resisting the Temptation of Moral Formation – Moving from Moral to Spiritual Formation
Why We Sin When We Know So Much – Healing the Hidden Heart by the Spirit
Drawing Near to God When God Seems Far Away - Practicing the Presence of God despite Feelings
Going on With God in Dark Nights – Maturing the Saints by Spiritual Hunger and Love
How To Put On Christ – Doing Spiritual Disciplines from the Heart in the Spirit
- Ministry Leaders and/or those who desire an intentional but deeper journey in their walk with the Lord
- Those who are ready for a journey into their own hearts and possibly into the hearts of others – a sense of preparedness for the work of inner transformation of the heart through the Holy Spirit
- Those at a station of life where they are able to invest time and commitment to a deeper journey
Number of Participants
Groups of 5 (maximum 4 groups); Total - 20 participants.
- Listening and discussing Dr John Coe’s lectures on spiritual formation - 10 audio CD’s (2 CD’s each session) and interacting with other supplementary materials provided in the lecture sessions
- Meeting in small groups (Group Spiritual Direction) as a part of the Thursday meetings to journey with each other
- Personal Time of Doing Prayer projects
- Keeping a Journal for your reflections of the prayer projects
- Going on a 4D3N retreat of silence & solitude
- Meeting a Spiritual Director one-on-one on a monthly basis to process time of prayer and journey
Format of Meeting Sessions
A typical session will look like this:
7.30 – 8.30 pm | Debriefing & Discussing Audio Lecture
8.30 – 9.45 pm | Practicing the discipline of silence and prayer as a group and sharing your journey and listening to God for each other
9.45 – 10.00 pm | Debrief and reflection on group process
Contribution Per Person
We request a contribution of RM300 per person (covers expenses related to training program incl. a full set of Audio CD’s, Notes, Refreshments/Snacks, a graduation dinner and other operational cost)
Conference Room, Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) of The Methodist Church in Malaysia
No. 2, Jalan 5/39, 46000 Petaling Jaya
The Schedule for 2019 (Thursday evenings from 7.30 – 10.00 pm):
July 4th Session 1
July 11th Session 2
Aug 8th Session 3
Aug 22nd Session 4
Sept 5th Session 5
Sept 19th Session 6
Oct 3rd Closing Session
A Group Silent Retreat will be organized from July 26th – 29th, 2019 (3 nights, Friday - Monday), at Rumah Methodist, Fraser's Hill (Note: The cost for the 4-day retreat per person will be collected separately)
The 'real' journey will take place as participants carve out their weekly schedules to meet with God through prayer projects and assignments. It is anticipated that the participants will invest 3 hours a week. Participants will turn in a simple one-page reflection of their experience while praying through their prayer projects for purpose of accountability as well as spiritual direction (through a written response by the Spiritual Director).
Selection of Participants
Due to the nature of the group processes which require a high commitment and readiness for a deeper journey as well as the limited number of spiritual guides/directors, we are only able to take in up to 20 participants. Therefore, we will require all those interested to fill in an application form so that your leaders, pastors and the team of spiritual guides/directors can prayerfully discern with you of your readiness for this journey at this stage in your life.
Who are the Spiritual Directors for The Journey 2019?
Ng Wai Ling
Wai Ling desires to help others make sense of their spiritual journey by becoming who they truly are in Christ. Her heart is in the areas of integrating discipleship, psychology and prayer as part of spiritual formation and life in Christ. Wai Ling’s initial training and vocational experiences include social work, counseling and education. She graduated with an MA in Spiritual Formation & Soulcare from Talbot School of Theology in California. She is the Director of the Institute for Christian Ministry (ICM) of Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) of the Methodist Church in Malaysia.
Lim Siew Lan
Siew Lan is grateful to God and to mentors who have helped her attend to the inner life. She desires to encourage others to know God beyond intellectual awareness and to become more integrated and discerning as they journey in Christ. She graduated with a Master in Christian Studies from STM in 2006 and is also trained in spiritual companionship by Maranatha Retreat ministry. She currently serves in the Equipping Department in a Methodist church and leads spiritual formation groups. Her hobbies include music and sports.
Dr Ho Sui-Jade
Before returning to Malaysia in 2017, Sui-Jade has been a member of the Ann Arbor Vineyard Church in Michigan, US - a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church since 2011. At her church, she served as a spiritual director and board member. She received her training in spiritual direction in a customized two-year program developed for the evangelical tradition in her church. She underwent the year-long Ignatian spiritual exercises in 2013 and found it to be one of the most meaningful experiences in her prayer journey. During her time in the US, she discovered the joy of ecumenism and was also involved in her local church on issues related to racial reconciliation.
Tang Swee Kit
Swee Kit is passionate about her calling to help people grow and deepen their relationship with God. Her involvement in student ministry and the desire to understand the process of spiritual transformation led her to Talbot School of Theology where she completed her MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and received her training as a spiritual director. Besides journeying alongside others in their spiritual journey, she enjoys taking walks, nature and photography.