Center for Ministry offers event to help strengthen prayer life


Anyone seeking to enliven his or her prayer life is invited to take part in a day-long workshop, “Journey into Prayer.

The event, hosted by the Center for Ministry, is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. 

Diane Stephens, workshop leader, is an elder in the Presbyterian Church USA and serves as affiliate faculty in spiritual formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. She is a spiritual director, writer and retreat leader who also teaches in the Presbyterian CREDO renewal program. 

 The workshop will center on what it means to “pray without ceasing.” Participants will explore a variety of ways to pray and have opportunity for individual reflection as well as group discussion. The cost is $35, which includes lunch. Registration is available on-line at or by calling 601-974-1488. 

The Center for Ministry is a joint venture of Millsaps College and The Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. This workshop is presented by Journey Partners, a partnership between the Center for Ministry and the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.