Our next Pilgrimage Weekend, LPP 16, will be October 22 – October 25, 2020 at The Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA. Stay tuned… more details soon.
What is Louisiana Presbyterian Pilgrimage (LPP)?
Louisiana Presbyterian Pilgrimage (LPP) is a disciple-building process designed to deepen your relationship with Christ and give you tools to enable you to live a balanced Christian life in your daily affairs. LPP begins with a three-day retreat of spiritual renewal. During the retreat, those attending begin to form a small Christian community. After the weekend, you may join the larger LPP community of alumnae. The larger community continues in the Pilgrimage model to provide support, renewal and accountability through large and small group gatherings.
What is the goal of LPP?
The goal of Pilgrimage is to inspire, challenge and equip each participant to Christian action in their local church, in their home, in their place of work, in their community, and in the world.
Who May Attend LPP?
Men and women, single or married, of any Christian congregation are welcome. Pilgrimage is not exclusive to Presbyterians. Actually, the Pilgrimage community and weekends are deeply enriched by the variety of participant Christian faith traditions.
The weekend is intended for Christians who seek continued growth and commitment in their faith. The program is intended to guide participants into an even closer and more personal relationship with Christ and to heighten their joy, deepen their faith and invigorate their life in Christ.
What happens at LPP?
During the weekend, participants worship, study and share with one another in order to gain a personal, living awareness of their faith and the joys and responsibilities such a faith brings. The weekend itself is built around talks, some given by lay people and some by clergy. After each talk the participants and staff, in small groups, interact and discuss the presentation. Worship, communion, small group interactions, music, and a number of fun events round out the weekend experience.
The activities provide an opportunity for the participants to discover a new and exciting relationship with Christ and to encourage them to take that newfound relationship back to their home, work and church environments. The 3-day weekend models and provides resources for participating in a life-long process of deliberately and joyfully living the Christian life.
What happens after LPP?
After the 3-day weekend is the beginning of the rest of your life, what we call The 4th Day. What you experience during the weekend is intended to be taken and put into practice in your own congregation and community.
You will be supported by many others who have attended a Pilgrimage (or other similar) weekend. We encourage alumnae to participate in small groups after their weekend, to reinforce one another and to share the Christian experience. Larger groups also meet from time to time to share the joy and fellowship of their faith.