Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have
done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole
creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life,
and for the mystery of love.  

From the 'Prayer of Thanksgiving', The Book of Common Prayer


Thankfulness, praise, wonder, beauty, and splendor. These are words that come to mind when we consider God's great love for us found in Jesus Christ. As confirmed Christians in the Episcopal Church, we invite you to consider a 'short course' in Christianity, and this 'short course' is Cursillo.  Cursillo is a method through which a person's spirituality may be developed and enriched.

The Cursillo retreat begins Thursday evening and ends Sunday late in the afternoon.  During those three days, the participants live and work together while listening to and discussing talks by clergy and laity alike.


The weekend is one of joy and Christian fellowship.  The focus is on the person, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

The experience is once in a lifetime. The ongoing result is the enrichment of lay ministry.

What does Cursillo do? It works to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever Cursillistas may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ's work of reconciliation in the world.

If you would like to sponsor someone for a Cursillo weekend, please speak with your  priest concerning your candidate before proceeding and please consider making a financial gift to this ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee


If you are a confirmed Episcopalian, 21 years or older, we invite you also to

talk to your priest and prayerfully consider if God is leading you to a Cursillo weekend. Click here to register.

A Cursillo weekend's main purpose is to provide the tools for daily Christian living. Most important in this is to create small groups of people willing to meet regularly (usually weekly) to hold one another accountable in an atmosphere of confidentiality where you can bear each others burdens and share each other's joys.

Video: Courtesy The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia