Anglican Men's weekend
(S. California)

The Anglican Men's Weekend is a blessed event in many different ways. The Lord blessed us with Christian teachers, from Archbishops to lay Christian men, who teach and train our men on how to become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ and why it is important in our lives and to the growth of God's Kingdom.


As men, we are naturally seen as leaders and this is our place according to the Lord. Most importantly, we need to be servant leaders. The world is constantly telling us that this is not true, and the pressures build as we try to be Christian leaders in our home, work and living environment.


The Anglican Men's Weekend provides a venue to join other Christian men in fellowship, praise, worship, thanksgiving, learning and equipping. We have many non-Anglican men attend and come away with a renewed sense of spirit and gifts and experiences that they can share when they return home. The featured speakers have ranged from Archbishops to our own Lay Leaders, joining together to by refreshed and renewed through the Lord's presence and immersed in the Holy Spirit's gifts shared with all.

cursillo

Make a Friend, Be a Friend, Bring a friend to Christ, the charism of Cursillo. Over the course of a three-day weekend, lay people are given tools needed to become Christian leaders in their church and community taking what they have learned about God's Word out into the world - that the world would see Jesus in them!


Within the entire diocese, we began to look at how the fruits of Cursillo, "make a friend, be a friend and bring a friend to Christ," can be better aligned to help all our parishes to grow and expand into their communities. Our Lord's Great Commission is for every believer, not just a few missionaries and pastors who love our Lord! Every Christian is commanded to be involved in helping to reach the world for Christ. Each of us has an important, God- given role to play in helping to fulfill the Great Commission.


The Cursillo Movement provides a method and a technique to equip each of us with the tools, the mentality, the strength, and the support to become evangelists within our environments; to become disciples of Christ. The Cursillo Movement assists each of us in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Christian.


In addition to holding both a So.California men's and women's three day weekend in the fall, we have been working with Fr. Brian Miller from Butte, Montana and his team as they prepare for their first Cursillo weekends in April 2016.


Useful Links:

United Anglican Communion Cursillos in Christianity: www.ancur.org

National Cursillo Movement: www.natl-cursillo.org