Living Compass Congregational Wellness Advocate Training

Wellness ministries are an ideal way to enhance congregational vitality. Grounded in Scripture and the tradition of the Church, Living Compass Faith & Wellness Ministries provides resources, education, training, and support to individuals, families, and congregations as they seek to enhance vitality and to live into the abundant life God intends for them.

For more information on CWA trainings, visit the Living Compass website.

Join us at this Living Compass training at the Sewanee Inn in Sewanee, Tenn. Feb. 7–9, 2018 to learn and plan how to use Living Compass materials in your ministry location. In this Certified Congregational Wellness Advocate (CWA) training, you will learn how to enhance your congregation’s vitality by beginning or expanding a wellness ministry in your church. Certification requires completion of this training plus leading two Living Compass programs within one year of having completed the training.

Living Compass participants in Sewanee, Feb. 2017Living Compass CWA training participants in Sewanee, Feb. 2017

Our Community Wellness Advocate (CWA) certification trainings are for lay and clergy leaders who understand how wellness ministries can energize congregations and provide an ideal bridge to connecting and serving their surrounding communities. The training will give you the skills to facilitate a wide range of small group programs, retreat offerings, and classes for adults, parents, teens, and families.  Guidance will also be offered on how to develop a Living Compass Community Wellness Center, building on the assets you already possess in your congregation.  You will meet and learn from others from around the country who are increasing the vitality of their congregations and communities by offering a variety of wellness opportunities.

Tuition: $360 per participant. Includes all training materials, plus dinner Wednesday night, breakfast & lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.

Lodging not included.

Full and partial scholarships are available from Living Compass. Please email Edith Lipscomb at

Group rates: churches may bring a third and/or fourth participant for $180 each. Please contact James Goodmann at

The training will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 7 and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 9. Download a schedule here.

For more information on CWA trainings, visit the Living Compass website.

These trainings are for people excited about integrating faith and wellness in their own lives and helping others to do the same. Lay and clergy leaders are all welcome to attend. Whenever possible, congregations are encouraged to send several people to be trained together.


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