Parcours complémentaires et cheminements accompagnés - Crêt Berard

SMALL SCHOOLS

A range of complementary courses to explore different aspects of the Christian life, and more broadly of human life. Accessible to all, these courses refer to the Gospel, to current knowledge and to the experience of each person.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Here are the existing courses. Each one aims to help you live your faith on a daily basis. Built around teachings and testimonies, they offer various workshops for practical exploration. Each Little School lasts about 30 hours (5 days over several months) with a certificate of formation.

– Small School for the Earth (May to October 2021)
– Little School of Prayer (autumn 2021-spring 2022 in Yverdon)
– Small School for reading the Bible (January to May 2022)
– Little School of Witness (spring 2022)
– Little School of Life at Work (September 2022 to February 2023)
– Little School of Fraternity (to come)
– Little School at the margins (to come)

  • Small School for the Earth (May-Oct 2021)
    • 29 may
    • 30 may
    • 26 june
    • 11 sept
    • 2 oct

    A journey to move together towards an ecological transition, both personal and collective, and to respond to the common challenge that awaits us. Go back to the spiritual roots of the ecological crisis and tra…

    A journey to move together towards an ecological transition, both personal and collective, and to respond to the common challenge that awaits us. Go back to the spiritual roots of the ecological crisis and transform our ways of being, living and thinking to reconnect with Creation and the Creator. An invitation to live an experience of deep connection to nature, to others, to oneself and to God.

    General objectives

    • To live together an inner journey to participate in the transition towards a society more respectful of the Living.
    • (Re)weave in depth our link to Creation and to its divine Source.
    • To tend towards a greater coherence between saying and doing.
    • Linking self-transformation and world transformation to embody a new form of commitment: the meditator-activist.

    Specific objectives

    • To complete one’s knowledge in various fields of ecospirituality and ecology.
    • To develop one’s interpersonal skills and acquire tools to reharmonize one’s relationship with Creation on a daily basis.
    • To achieve transformation by experiencing the four moments of the “Work that connects” spiral (Joanna Macy): rooting ourselves in gratitude, honoring our pain for the world, shifting our vision, and committing to our faith and personal desire.

  • Small School of Prayer (Autumn 2021)
    • 14 oct 2021
    • 4 nov 2021
    • 19 nov 2021
    • 2 dec 2021
    • 16 dec 2021

    Local course in Yverdon-les-Bains

    Why pray? What does it change? What is the use of it? How can I pray with my whole being? my body, my memory, my feelings, my aspirations, my will, my spirit? How can…

    Local course in Yverdon-les-Bains

    Why pray? What does it change? What is the use of it? How can I pray with my whole being? my body, my memory, my feelings, my aspirations, my will, my spirit? How can I recognize God’s voice and his action in my life? To pray alone, with others? What to do with unanswered questions? What does praise and worship bring?

    Topics covered

    – Why pray?
    – Praying like Jesus
    – How does God speak to us?
    – Answering and not answering
    – Some guidelines and a lot of freedom
    – How does prayer transform us?
    – A love that grows us
    – An adventure of unification
    – Prayer as a testimony, etc.

    Practical learning

    – silence and inner listening
    – praying out loud
    – praying with others
    – rhythm, place, postures
    – praying with the whole body
    – praising, adoring, interceding, asking forgiveness

  • Small School to Read the Bible
    • 29 jan 2022
    • 12 feb 2022
    • 12 mar 2022
    • 2 apr 2022
    • 14 may 2022

    Do you want to get a taste for regular and fruitful reading of the Bible? This initiation course is for you. Between decentering and deepening, you will explore the world of the texts, practice methods of inte…

    Do you want to get a taste for regular and fruitful reading of the Bible? This initiation course is for you. Between decentering and deepening, you will explore the world of the texts, practice methods of interpretation and discover treasures for today’s life.

  • Small School to Witness

    Jesus left his disciples saying, “You will be my witnesses. In dialogue with your experiences, the other participants and biblical stories, you will find suitable words to express your convictions and yo…

    Jesus left his disciples saying, “You will be my witnesses. In dialogue with your experiences, the other participants and biblical stories, you will find suitable words to express your convictions and your questions; you will grant and receive a deep listening; we will grow together through these sharing of life, faith and humanity. Next course: March to June 2022.