This one-day session, structured as a prayer retreat of sorts, will give layreaders practical tools with which to develop strengthened and more impactful prayer life as disciples and messengers of Jesus Christ. Using classic experiential adult learning activities and methods, participants will: receive instruction on ways to approach their own prayer lives and that of others; be given the chance to practice some of the methods presented; explore the integration of the Anglican spiritual tradition and practical theology; and will be encouraged to reflect upon and share their own spiritual experiences and practices with their peers. There will also be a number of take-away resources and materials provided.


Key objectives of this training session will be::

  • To show participants how strengthened, active spiritual disciplines and practices can be the catalyst upon which to build fruitful discipleship in Christ Jesus;
  • To provide participants with practical tools and resources upon which to build active and impactful prayer lives as disciples and messengers of Jesus Christ both individually and as part of a Community of Faith;
  • To help participants to build a dynamic set of skills and abilities based on the heritage of our Anglican focus on scripture, tradition and reason as provided through the principal texts of the Church of Canada: The Old and New Testaments; the Book of Common Prayer; and the Book of Alternative Services; and,
  • To be an agent for increased “spiritual dynamism” of layreaders and of the Diocese.

Course Materials and Resources

Individual / Small Group Study

Layreaders are encouraged to attend group events if possible, however, this course can be completed via self study or with a small local group.

Course Evaluation

Once you have completed this course, either by yourself or with a group, please submit the course evaluation form, either online or send paper copy to:
Warden of Layreaders
168 Church Street,
Fredericton NB E3B 4C9