TL-1 Soul Care Companions

3 chairsTransformational Listening (TL-1)

      Soul Care Companions

TL-1 Soul Care Companions is a nine month program where you will experience the gift of listening, grow in the art of contemplative listening, and develop the skill to begin and facilitate a TL-1 Group in your church akin to small group spiritual direction. (This program is a pre-requisite to apply for TL-2 Training in Christian Spiritual Direction.)

In his book Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer says:

Just as love to God begins with listening to His Word, so the beginning of love for the brethren is learning to listen to them…he who can no longer listen to his brother [or sister] will soon be no longer listening to God either…

Location and Dates

TL-1 Soul Care Companions is being held at FCCOE in Essex, MA.

The program will begin October 7, 2017 with an all day retreat from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m; thereafter, we will meet the first Saturday of each month (through June) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each morning will include both a cognitive and experiential learning component as together we experience transformational listening.

What will be required of you?

  • Monthly attendance
  • Monthly reading requirements
  • Monthly spiritual practices

Outcomes of the Program:

  • Introduction to the ministry of spiritual formation
  • Ministry skill to begin a TL-1 small group in your church
  • Experience and growth in the art of contemplative listening
  • Introduction to spiritual direction
  • Exposure to the different streams of Christianity
  • This program serves as a prerequisite for TL-2 Spiritual Direction Training


Cost of the Program:

The cost for this nine month program is $750. A fee of $165 is due upon acceptance with monthly payments of $65 required thereafter. PAX hopes that the monthly payment schedule will help to ease the cost of the program. Fees are to be made payable to “FCCOE” and sent to the attention of Rama Ziegenhals, PO Box 93, Essex, MA 01929.


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