Fellowship Program

Coracle Fellowship: Baltimore

The Coracle Fellowship in Baltimore leads you through a 20-month process of discovery and formation in community with others longing for More in their relationship with God and in their redemptive engagement in the brokenness that surrounds us all. It is a program of “Spiritual Formation For Kingdom Action.” The world needs more people who are alive and strong in God for the sake of the world. That is why we offer this program, so that you might live in freedom as God’s joyful and redemptive presence wherever he leads you.

By the end of your Fellowship experience, here are our hopes for you:

that you would know God’s love more truly – understand Jesus more clearly – connect with God more easily – embrace your uniqueness more deeply – understand your vocations more confidently – live more hopefully – hear God’s voice more readily – participate in God’s redemptive work more eagerly – trust God more radically – live more fully with great joy.

The Coracle Fellowship in Baltimore is woven around a framework of twelve group retreats, most of which will take place at the Bon Secours Retreat Center, less than 20 miles west of downtown Baltimore. It also includes other key elements experienced individually and in group settings in your locale. These elements include:

recommended readings – exposure to a variety of spiritual disciplines – written reflections – several local Coracle Fellowship dinners – a personal retreat – the opportunity to participate in other Coracle offerings over the course of the year – and the opportunity to synthesize what you have learned in a final reflection project.

All the while, we encourage you to continue to participate regularly in your home church.

On top of individualized attention to your spiritual journey and growth, we will provide a Fellowship reading list, a robust notebook of retreat resources, a specialized prayer book, and a journal for your use throughout the program.

The retreat dates for the Coracle Fellowship in Baltimore are as follows:

  • Sept 19, 2020 – God Loves You… No, Really!
  • Oct 24, 2020 – To Be with God: The Contemplative Life
  • Jan 16, 2021 – Becoming Who You Are: True Self/False Self/Christ’s Self
  • Feb 27, 2021 – Grow to the Next Level: Stages of Spiritual Development
  • April 10, 2021 – Spiritual Formation for Kingdom Action: Christ in You for the World
  • June 5, 2021 – All Things New: Where It’s All Going
  • Sept 18, 2021 – In the World: Vocation and Work (downtown Baltimore)
  • Nov 13, 2021 – The Holy Spirit and You: Power
  • Jan 15, 2022 – Discernment: Becoming Familiar with God’s Voice to You
  • Feb 26, 2022 – Take, Eat, Be: On the Eucharistic Life
  • April 9, 2022 – Light in the Darkness: Consecrating Your Pain
  • May 21, 2022 – Where Faith Leads: Abandonment to God

For more information on the Fellowship Retreats, please see our Retreat Overview.

For a full calendar of other Coracle events and offerings that complement this program, visit our Calendar page.

The Coracle Fellowship’s Baltimore faculty is primarily made up of our staff including Rev. Bill Haley, Dr. Scott Buresh, Wade Ballou, Karla Petty, some of our spiritual directors, and others.

Cost: The suggested tax-deductible donation for the full year (including retreats, materials, and personal retreat) is $2,450. The cost of books is not included in this amount, nor are additional donations for sessions with a spiritual director, which would be offered separately and directly to your spiritual director.

We are glad and able to offer some scholarship help for the Coracle Fellowship experience. Particularly, Coracle is excited about and committed to the leadership and contribution of people of color in spiritual formation, therefore we have scholarships available if that will enable participation. We want whoever God is drawing to this to be able to participate in it!

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020
You’ll hear back from us: in August
Fellowship start date: September 19, 2020
Concluding retreat: May 21, 2022
Final reflection due: Sept 1, 2022

If you have any other questions, or if you would prefer the application be emailed to you, don’t hesitate to email us at info@inthecoracle.org.