The Intensive Journal method can serve as a valuable resource to develop your experience in the five
thematic areas of the Education for Ministry Program:
Develop Your Spiritual History and Enhance Your Listening Skills
Develop a foundation on your life as you work in many areas to develop
a more meaningful life
Realize connections and relationships between various areas of your life
and the spiritual component.
Utilize Progoff's Meaning Dimension exercises to articulate and clarify your
spiritual history throughout your life
Become more receptive to hearing your inner voice and become less judgmental;
enhance your listening skills by increasing your ability to recognize many
different facets of experience.
Learn Techniques to Foster Theological Reflection
Experience a reflective and contemplative process. Apply a neutral meditative
process for becoming centered and deepening your inward journey.
Obtain a direct experience in your life. Benefit from a deepening workshop
experience away from your daily routine to connect with your inner self.
Apply Progoff's techniques to find the inner meaning for your life in the theological
readings. Use exercises to access symbolic imagery and to create metaphors.
Construct a Spiritual Development Plan to Support Ministry
Deepen your experience of the Sacred in your life.
Discern the deep inner purpose and direction of your life as it can be lived
most authentically in the world.
Connect with and develop greater awareness and sensitivity to important religious/
Clarify beliefs, values, priorities, truths, purpose and religious/spiritual experiences
Crystallize spiritual beliefs to formulate your plan for ministry.
Examine the Relationship Between Belief, Behavior and Doctrine
Utilize the integrative aspects of the workbook structure of exercises to help
you see connections between your beliefs, behavior and doctrine.
Apply specific exercises such as Peaks Depths and Explorations that provide the
means for more clearly realizing patterns between belief and action
Explore Ways to Listen to and Respond to God's Call to Ministry
Use Progoff's technique of inner dialogue to connect with the wisdom of God and
spiritual figures to obtain clarity and understanding to develop your call to ministry.
Explore how your whole life is pointing towards your ministry.