IN NATIVE MINISTRY
June 18-25, 2012
The Sioux Spiritual Center
Panorama of the Center and Environs
A seven-day institute for personnel who are beginning or engaged in Native American ministry will be held at the Sioux Spiritual Center in Plainview, South Dakota. The institute is sponsored by the National Tekakwitha Conference. It will begin on Monday, June 18, 2012, at 6:00 PM (Mountain Daylight Time) with supper and end on Monday, June 25 at 11:00 AM, with departures to the Rapid City airport after lunch.
Airport shuttle service will only be available at these times: pick up ONLY on Monday afternoon, June 18. Please schedule your flight to arrive at Rapid City Regional Airport between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. The return to the airport is ONLY on Monday, June 25 ( schedule your departing flight no earlier than 1:00 PM). The cost of the round-trip shuttle service – in addition to tuition -- is $50.00, payable in advance or upon arrival at the Center. Call the director about your travel plans if you have questions.
There will be 31 hours of class work associated with the workshop. Speakers will cover topics that include missiology, anthropology, liturgy, catechetics, collaborative ministry, Native culture and religion, and principles of recovery using AA. Native speakers involved in catechetics, parish administration, and youth ministry will discuss their work. Although the institute will take place in a Lakota setting, it will develop basic principles of inculturation that can be used in approaching any culture.
Space is limited. Enrollment will be closed after 22 people who apply have been accepted. The cost for the institute is $800.00. This includes room ( double occupancy), meals and materials. A $50.00 deposit is required with the application along with a letter of recommendation from the applicant's pastor or supervisor. The letter must provide information on the applicant's current or future ministry with Native people. The deposit is non-refundable after May 15. Please make your check payable to the Sioux Spiritual Center.
A map with directions to the Center will be attached to a letter of acceptance.
An additional payment of $350 is due by May 1. This payment is not refundable after May 15.
A final payment of $400 is due upon arrival at the institute.
For further information contact:
Fr. Peter Etzel, S.J
Sioux Spiritual Center
20100 Center Road
Howes, SD 57748-7703
This page is maintained by Rev. Raymond Bucko, S.J. at Creighton University.
This page was last updated on September 29, 2011