What is Cursillo? Why do people get so excited by it? My answer is simple, “It is people trying to live their lives like Jesus did”. Cursillo is patterned on Jesus’ own example. He searched out and called a small group of potential leaders (Pre-Cursillo); He trained them by word and example, and inspired them with a vision (3 day weekend); He linked them together and sent them into the world to bring the world to Him (4th Day)
As a movement of the Anglican Church, Cursillo is under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It has leadership roles for both laity and clergy and is structured to play an important part in the Diocesan Mission Action Plan and is, I believe, a vital component for the renewal of the church. For example, in the Diocese of Qu’Appelle we have been directing our focus on four pillars or building blocks to live out our faith – Three of these: small group ministry, outreach, evangelism are strengthened by using the Cursillo method and the fourth is fulfilled in the enriching way we gather for worship.
The Goal of Cursillo is to make Saints and Apostles. The focus is the world and our mission is to spread the love of Jesus Christ. What greater task and privilege is there than this! So let us continue to make sparks in the stubble for Christ.
Forward and onward. Ultreya!
+ Rob Hardwick
Bishop of Qu’Appelle