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NAAC Catechumenate Training Institute

The next NAAC Catechumenate Training Institute will be offered at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Arden, N.C. on May 4-6, 2017. Only minutes from the Asheville airport, the event is being sponsored in part by the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA. It is an ecumenical event for pastors, seminarians, and lay leaders of all denominations. Full scholarships available for students. For more information, contact host Pastor Mark Fitzsimmons at (cell phone: 828-231-9818) or NAAC Team Leader, Pastor Rick Rouse at (cell phone: 612-710-7959. Or check out the following links:
Download brochure here.
Download press release here.
Download flyer here.
Download schedule here.
To register online, click here.

Asheville, North Carolina has much to offer including the famous Biltmore Estate, the Smoky Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Plan to spend a few extra days before or after the NAAC training institute. Check out the following link for What to Do in 36 Hours in Asheville.

Catechumenate Workshops and Training Led by Paul Hoffman

Joint Lutheran/Episcopal Training Event
Friday through Sunday, September 16-18, 2016
Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), Washington Heights, New York City
For more information: Contact Pr. John Flack or Pr. Lee Powers at or

One-Day Catechumenal Immersion
St. John Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Cardington (Windfall), OH
For more information: Contact Pr. Adam Sornchai at

Catechumenal Training Event
Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, 2017
Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA), Wenatchee, WA
For more information: Contact

Catechumenal Conference
August 17-19, 2017
Spirit in the Desert Conference Center, Carefree, AZ.
The event will be led by Pastor Paul Hoffman.
For more information, contact the Rev. Canon Megan Traquair at the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona: