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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Interfaith Ministry Program Set for September

Join one of the country’s most comprehensive Interfaith programs for religious studies, professional development and spiritual transformation at the School of Sacred Ministries in Doylestown beginning in September. The 27-month program of study has been helping individuals create deeper meaning in their lives since 1997. Participants of the program will study the world’s major religious, spiritual and wisdom traditions, experience the power of ritual and the beauty of celebration, and learn all that it means to be a member of the interfaith clergy.

You’re not just studying”, states Reverend Brian Weis. “You’re working on your own path. It’s a transformational rather than an academic experience. The question posed to students is, essentially; How can I use what’s in my heart to bring more healing into the world?”

Year one of the program focuses on immersion where students explore the major spiritual traditions of the world and gain respect for differing points of view. The second year focuses on being of service with an emphasis on spiritual emergence, refl ective listening, music and movement in ministry, the business of ministry, public speaking, pastoral care, the power of ritual and creating meaningful ceremony, including the Interfaith wedding. Students are also introduced to topics such as spiritual counseling, group facilitation, forms of prayer, ceremonial work and interpersonal exploration. Classes are held on alternating Saturdays from September through June, plus nine quarterly weekend retreats.

Location: 320 Edison-Furlong Rd., Doylestown. For more information, call 215-348-3428 or visit or

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