The Coracle Fellowship leads you through a year long process of discovery and deepening in community with others who are also seeking More in their relationship with God and in their redemptive engagement in the brokenness that surround us all. It is a program of “Spiritual Formation For Kingdom Action.” We offer it for your joy and freedom, and because the world needs more people who are alive and strong in God to powerfully be his presence wherever you go and wherever God leads you.
By end of the Coracle Fellowship our hope would be that you know God’s love more truly, understand Jesus more clearly, connect with God more easily, embrace your uniqueness more deeply, understand your vocations more confidently, grow spiritually, be oriented by hope, be better able to hear God’s voice, be better able to be used by God powerfully, trust God more radically, and live more fully with great joy.
The Coracle Fellowship program is woven around a framework of group retreats at Corhaven in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, about an hour and a half from northern Virginia, or in northern Virginia. It also includes key elements experienced individually and in group settings in your locale. These elements include those group retreats, individualized spiritual disciplines, recommended readings, spiritual direction, experience in a variety of spiritual disciplines, written reflections, prayer services, several Coracle Fellowship gatherings locally, a personal retreat at Corhaven, the opportunity to participate in other Coracle offerings over the course of the year, an experience of Kingdom service, a final reflection project, certificate of completion, and special gift. We encourage to continue to participate regularly in your home church.
We will provide a reading list, a retreat notebook, handouts and Scripture list, a specialized prayer book, and a journal, as well as individualized attention to your spiritual journey and growth.
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Application Deadline: November 15, 2017You’ll hear back from us: December 1, 2017Fellowship start date: January 6, 2018Concluding retreat: November 8, 2018Final reflection due: December 15, 2018
- Attend as many of the group retreats as you can (see list, dates, and locations below)- Attend three evening gatherings with your Fellowship community with a meal in NoVA or Corhaven- Consider spiritual direction, and if so led, pursue a spiritual director (We can help with this)- Complete the readings, written reflections, and other assignments to the best of your ability- Take at least one personal overnight spiritual retreat at Corhaven including a meeting with Bill- Participate as able (at least three) in our evening gatherings in NoVA (There will be monthly offerings throughout the year)- Continue to participate in your home church- Complete a final, integrative project or paper- Do your best to attend a service project in Washington DC in the summer offered by Coracle- Be aware of other Coracle offerings and consider participating from time to time (like culture events, pilgrimages, seminars)- Pay attention to your relationship with God and create space for God to meet you, be open to exploring new spiritual disciplines that are individualized to you- Hold things shared by others in the Coracle Fellowship in confidence
Jan 6 -- God Loves You…No, Really! Corhaven
Feb 3 -- To Be With God: The Contemplative LifeCorhaven
March 4 --Grow to the Next Level: Stages of Spiritual DevelopmentCorhaven
March 24 -- Becoming Who You Are: True Self, False Self, Christ’s SelfCorhaven
April 14 -- Spiritual Formation for Kingdom Action: Christ in You for the WorldCorhaven
May 19 -- All Things New: Where It's All GoingCorhaven
June 16 -- In the World: Vocation and WorkNoVA
Summer 2018 --The Holy Spirit and You: PowerCorhaven
September 8 -- Discernment: Becoming Familiar with God’s Voice to YouCorhaven
September 29 -- Take, Eat, Be: The Eucharistic LifeCorhaven
October 27 -- Light in the Darkness: Consecrating Your PainCorhaven
November 17 -- Where Faith Leads: Abandonment to GodCorhaven
Some accommodations at or near Corhaven may be available to stay the Friday night before these retreats, at additional expense.
Cost: The cost for the full year including retreats and materials and personal retreat is a suggested tax-deductible donation of $1,650 payable by check to “Coracle”. This can be made in installments at any point throughout the year, but no later than December 1, 2017. Donations for sessions with a spiritual director are not included and would be offered separately to the spiritual director. We are glad and able to offer some scholarship help for the Coracle Fellowship experience.