Our Activities
Various programs and events of the School of the Pilgrim.

imageThe School of the Pilgrim is a school of thought and way of living, in which we understand and live our lives as pilgrims on a life-long, unfolding pilgrimage. This is accomplished by taking people on guided opportunities, inviting people to step outside their busy lives and undertake an intentional pilgrimage, in which we learn to use ancient and contemporary practices of pilgrimage in daily life, in order to move closer toward wholeness and a deepening relationship with the Holy One. This is accompanied by discussions before, during and following our pilgrimage so that we may fully understand and benefit from the experience.


Different Program Options from the School of the Pilgrim.

  • OPTION ONE:
    LECTURE ON PILGRIMAGE & SCHOOL OF THE PILGRIM

    A lecture presentation on the characteristics of pilgrimage and School of the Pilgrim.
    Cost: $750, plus travel and incidentals. 

  • OPTION TWO:
    WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

    Fri. Late Afternoon/Early Evening: A Gathering of Pilgrims! Preparing pilgrims for the 15-17 mile pilgrimage the next day;
    Sat. Morning and/or Afternoon: Take a pilgrimage!
    Sat. Evening: Process the “Pilgrimage” experience.
    Sun. Morning: Sunday school: Characteristics of pilgrimage and School of the Pilgrim;
    Sun. Morning Worship: Preach on the themes of the School of the Pilgrim;
    Sun. Afternoon and/or Evening: Meet with church staff members who are interested in implementing School of the Pilgrim experience in local churches.
    Cost: $2,000 with one facilitator, plus travel and incidentals; $2,500 with two facilitators. 

  • OPTION THREE:
    LECTURE SERIES ON PILGRIMAGE & SCHOOL OF THE PILGRIM

    Six one-hour session series on the characteristics of pilgrimage and School of the Pilgrim.
    Cost: $2,500 with one facilitator, plus travel and incidentals.
  • OPTION FOUR:
    WILDERNESS PILGRIMAGE

    Taking a group from a church on a hiking adventure, integrating the themes of pilgrimage in the hiking experience.
    Cost: $2,000 with one facilitator, plus travel and incidentals; $2,500 with two facilitators. 

  • OPTION FIVE:
    PILGRIMAGE AS CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

    Teach a semester/quarter/year on the characteristics of pilgrimage and School of the Pilgrim as a school of Christian discipleship. 
    Cost: dependent upon the context hosting the pilgrimage experience, which could typically be between $2,000 to $4,000, depending upon the hosting institution. 

  • OPTION SIX:
    CREATE A PILGRIMAGE

    Will lead a pilgrimage from a half-day experience to a week-long pilgrimage, depending on theme chosen. Possible themes: civil rights pilgrimage that trace the marches of Martin Luther King, Jr., or a pilgrimage that mirrors the marches of Cesar Chavez in California; environmental or ecological pilgrimage in various natural settings; ecumenical pilgrimages, working with various Protestant denominations in making connections with different faith communities.
    Cost: varies from $500 for a half day pilgrimage experience, to $2,500 for a five day pilgrimage, plus travel and incidentals; $3,000 with two facilitators. 

  • OPTION SEVEN:
    MISSION OR SERVICE PROJECT-INTO-PILGRIMAGE

    Create “traditional mission projects” into “pilgrimages” to various places with work, study, and service as key components of the experiences, both nationally and internationally.
    Cost: varies between $500 for a half day pilgrimage experience, to $2,500 for a five day pilgrimage, plus travel and incidentals; $1,000 - $3,000 with two facilitators. 

  • OPTION EIGHT:
    PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES & THE CHURCH 

    Dr. Webb-Mitchell is available for working as a consultant, lecturer, or workshop leader on issues concerning people with disabilities and the Church. Please call or contact Dr. Webb-Mitchell for further discussion about possibilities and costs.