Cursillo is a movement, a method and a ministry.
The key elements of the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry are relationship, evangelism, and reconciliation in the home, the parish, the community, and the world.
Cursillo offers a time to experience living in a supportive Christian community though the Episcopal Cursillo Weekend, following a three-day schedule that begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday. The weekend includes fifteen talks, five meditations and a Eucharist every day. The Episcopal Cursillo Weekend isn't a retreat. It's an opportunity to gather with clergy and laity, seeking to strengthen our faith.
EDUSC Cursillo is guided and empowered by a national ministry, the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry.
- An environment to experience the reality of God's gift of love through shared prayer, individual meditation, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears, and unconditional love
- An opportunity to grow in faith and in spirituality
- Experience with a method involving piety, study, and action to deepen our spiritual journey
- Tools for bringing Christ into our individual environments
- A community that supports and encourages us to carry out our Baptismal Vows
Upcoming EDUSC Cursillo Weekends:
Gravatt Camp and Conference Center - 1006 Camp Gravatt Road, Aiken SC 29805
- Weekend 140 is October 17-20, 2019: David Rutledge, Lay Rector
- Weekend 141 is March 5-8, 2020: Lee Brewer, Lay Rector
EDUSC Cursillo Documents:
- Candidate Application (2019)
- Staff Application (2019)
- Cursillo Brochure (2019)
- Cursillo Brochure (PDF)
- Cursillo Guidelines and Policies
- Cursillo Handout (PDF)
- Cursillo Handout (Word)
- Stages of Cursillo (PDF)
- Pay It Forward Handout (Word)
- Pay It Forward Handout (PDF)
- Flow of the Weekend (PDF)
Weekends are funded in part through donations to a Pay It Forward fund.
Who can attend?
Any Episcopalian, eighteen years of age or older, may attend a Cursillo. Episcopalian is defined as any baptized Christian and member in good standing, as defined by the parish priest, of any parish in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Cursillo is intended for laity and clergy who are curious, searching, discovering, growing.
What is the relationship of Cursi…Read More »
Saturday, July 13, 2019
St. Francis of Assisi, Chapin
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
735 Old Lexington Highway, Chapin, 29036
Consider the following questions:
- Do you want to see EDUSC’s Cursillo ministry grow?
- Are you interested in having a more active Fourth Day?
- Do you want to learn about how other dioceses promote and grow the Cursi…
The EDUSC Cursillo Council includes people from different convocations and parishes. The Council meets regularly, to ensure the health of the ministry, call Lay Rectors for upcoming weekends, make policy/guidelines decisions, and coordinate trainings for the diocese and in the region.
2019 Cursillo Council
Janet Jendron, President, St. David's, Columbia
Rev. Mike Flanagan, Holy …
We never want money to stand in the way of anyone's receiving the gifts that a Cursillo weekend provides. When we leave a weekend, we leave with better tools and a renewed heart for bringing Christ into our individual environments and our Church. Candidates will know that the weekend of growth is a gift from the Cursillo community in hopes that they will pass the gift on to other…Read More »