Where and When:

This two-year course runs from September to May each year.  It is held monthly on nine Saturdays from 10 am - 4:30 pm at Drumalis, Glenarm Road, Larne.

Course Entry Requirements:

- Willingness to listen
- Openness to participation
- A desire to explore faith
- An interest in new ideas and approaches to Ministry

Tuition Fees:

160 per year

Further Information and Application Forms:

Application forms can be printed out from this website - please click here.  They should be completed and return to Maura Burns, Pathways, Drumalis, 47 Glenarm Road, LARNE, BT40 1DT.

Tel:        028 28276455/28272196
Fax:       028 28277999
Email:    maura@drumalis.co.uk


The Purpose of the Course:

The principal purpose is to offer a space for reflection and discussion about Life, Faith and Ministry.  It aims to provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on and share their own experience.

The course values the life experience which the participants bring and, accordingly, group sharing is an integral part of the learning process each year.  The course also offers the spiritual and theological formation which will enable them to explore their faith with greater confidence.  It also helps to assist people to prepare themselves to respond to the needs of their Church and community and to work in partnerships and parish teams.

Participants have an opportunity to take part in various liturgies and times of Directed Prayer during the year.

Structure:  Year One

In the first year, emphasis is on the personal experiences and faith journeys of the


Structure:  Year Two

The core of the second year is Pastoral Reflection.  Its focus is on Christian living, the Gospel call and how we respond to it.


Subjects include:

- How Adults Learn
- Stages of Faith
- Images of God
- Introduction to Scripture
- Celebrating the Church's year
- The Person of Christ
- Personal Journey
- Sacraments
- The Moral Life
- Spirituality & Prayer
Subjects include:

- Approaches to Ministry
- Visions and Models of Church
- Bereavement and Loss
- Family
- Justice & Peace
- Spirituality
- Ecumenism
- Caring for Yourself


2009 will see the fourth intake of participants on the Pathways Course.