Online Journey 2021
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, online group spiritual direction, online one-on-one spiritual direction)
AND YOU CAN…
(Between April 8th – July 15th, 2021)
…invest personal time of 3 hours a week for prayer projects
…meet with ‘The Journey’ community on seven Thurs, 7.30 – 10 pm online
AS WELL AS UNDERSTAND THAT WE…
...are sojourners on the journey ourselves
...are assisted by team of spiritual guides, consisting of men and women who support the inward journey
...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 Feb 28th, 2021
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 2021 – 11th 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
- Listening and discussing Dr John Coe’s lectures on spiritual formation and interacting with other supplementary materials provided in the lecture sessions
- Meeting in small groups (Group Spiritual Direction) as a part of the Thursday online meetings to journey with each other
- Personal Time of Doing Prayer projects
- Keeping a Journal for your reflections of the prayer projects
- Meeting a Spiritual Director one-on-one online on a monthly basis to process time of prayer and journey
Format of Online Meeting Sessions (via Zoom)
A typical session will look like this:
7.30 – 8.30 pm | Debriefing & Discussing Audio Lecture
8.45 – 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 RM350 per person (inclusive of a 4-day Online Directed Retreat).
The Schedule for 2021 (Thursday evenings from 7.30 – 10.00 pm):
April 8th Session 1
April 22th Session 2
May 6th Session 3
May 27th Session 4
June 10th Session 5
June 24th Session 6
July 15th Closing Session
Online Directed Retreat - A 4-day Online Directed Retreat will be organized from May 20th - 23rd, 2021 (Thursday - Sunday).
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 a limited number of 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.
A glimpse of some of the Spiritual Directors for The Journey 2021...
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 Lilian Koh
Lilian works part time as a general practitioner. Her passion in ministry lies in providing guidance and support to others in their life of intimacy with God. She has a Masters in Christian Studies (MCS) from Seminari Theologi Malaysia as well a certificate in spiritual direction from the Spiritual Growth Ministries (SGM) New Zealand. She is a widow with two adult sons and is a member of PJ Trinity Methodist Church. Her pastimes include taking part in dog sports with her dogs and painting, which she took up in order to explore the role of creative expressions in a holistic spirituality.
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.
Kong Lee Ang
Lee Ang is a firm believer of the contemplative life and the many treasures that can be discovered if we stop, look around, choose to engage and not rush through life. Trained as a spiritual director with Spiritual Growth Ministries (SGM) New Zealand, she finds listening to others and giving them the space of being listened to, something life-giving and meaningful for her. She loves working on home improvement projects during her free time and has a special place in her heart for cute animals.