This report is from Charles Fleming, mission developer for the Caribbean.
My wife Carmen and I recently were in Martinique to teach the ACCM Spiritual Formation course (intensive format) to a class of 40 GCI members from Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada and the Bahamas (the group is pictured below). We had held ACCM’s Christian Leadership course with many from this group in 2014, and its Jesus and Gospels course in 2015. In addition to taking the courses, a few were credentialed to teach ACCM courses with the goal of making them available to any members who are interested.
We were especially encouraged by the fact that a number of the sessions in the recent gathering were led by individuals credentialed as teachers. In our travels over the past few years, my wife Carmen and I have been focusing on inviting folks to try different spiritual formation exercises as a way of opening ourselves up to God so he can transform us. We certainly cannot transform ourselves but we can position ourselves before God so he can do what only he can do.
I encourage our leaders and other members to take ACCM online courses—you’ll find them at http://www.ambascol.org/. These courses can be completed entirely online, though ACCM classroom intensives are offered in various locations from time to time. ACCM will be holding an intensive for the Foundations of the Faith course as an add-on to the GCI International Conference coming to Orlando, Florida, in July 2017. Watch future announcements here in GCI Weekly Update for additional information.