"But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ's gift. The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." ~ Ephesians 4:7, 11-12
There are many ways God gets a hold of us during our journey of faith that call us into deeper relationship with God and our community. One particular way early in my journey was my weekend experience of Cursillo. Cursillo is a movement of the church which helps folks understand their call to be Christian Leaders. In many ways it was the turning point for me from receiver to giver in the Christian community.
The goal of Cursillo is to bring all to Christ which is done by allowing participants a weekend to experience the hands and feet of Christ in a real and present way in their brothers and sisters in Christ. The weekend helps to renew and deepen Christian commitment. This is done as a diverse group of Episcopalians come together in worship, learning, and conversation. New insights, deep relationships, and a renewed sense of purpose are found in the midst of the weekend.
You may have been told that Cursillo is a "secret" movement. This is not so.. If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to contact me, someone you know who has attended a weekend, or those on the diocesan Cursillo commission.
-Julie Anna Johnson, Rector St. Mary Magdalene, Fayetteville