Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries offers study fellowship opportunities ranging from a weekend to two weeks for persons or a committed couple over 25 years of age. This fellowship focuses on learning about and working in the radical discipleship movement for faith and justice, and is discerned and shaped individually, with dates negotiable.
Five days a week are spent in guided study in scripture and theology, movement history and/or social analysis, following a program shaped in conversation with Elaine and Ched and reflecting participants’ interests. Focii are typically reading, writing for feedback, vocational discernment and conversation with Elaine, Ched and visitors; it can include a particular project to be completed. One day a week is spent helping with BCM administrative, communications, hospitality and/or garden tasks (specific project assignments depend upon participants’ skillset).