Wild Church Leadership Course
In partnership with the Center for Wild Spirituality, this six-week course is for those who feel the longing to guide a wild church in their community.
Thursdays 2 pm - 3:30 pm EASTERN
September 29 - November 3, 2022
This course includes a yearlong membership at Wild Church Network. If you are already a member, please contact WildFriends@WildChurchNetwork for a $120 discount code
Wild churches are ecumenical and spiritual-but-not-religious and some are connected with existing religious institutions. There are no dogmas to recite, rules to follow, or step-by-step instructions. Rather, wild churches are organic organisms, with a life and intelligence of their own. The online course guides you in listening to what is emerging. It is a process of liberation for your own soul in relationship with the more-than-human-others in your particular Place, woven in with your particular community.
Who is This For?
While not required for anyone to start a Wild Church, this course is for existing wild church pastors and leaders as well as those considering starting one in your wildish Place. The course offers training and tools to support you as you consider, plant and guide a growing wild church community.
Our journey together will guide you through a process of learning and unlearning. We will cover the logistics of starting and maintaining a wild church, listening to stories from diverse leaders within the movement.
Topics include: the primacy of holding space, listening to the preachers from the land, sharing council-style, dealing with the elements, outreach, building a team, and a bit of theology to ground you in your place. Offerings include samples of different wild liturgies, orders of service, and invitations to wander will be shared.
This course will be offered Fall 2022, and every quarter in 2023.