MCCW promotes the use of discernment, a prayerful, Holy Spirit-led process, for selecting CWOC leadership.
Based on St. Ignatius’ ten principles for discernment, the CWOC discernment process helps potential leaders evaluate their lives through the eyes of our Lord and define their ability to be a servant leader in the positions available. It is a beautiful balance between being confident in doing God’s will while maintaining personal humility.
To help you learn how you can use discernment in your chapel, MCCW has prepared the following downloadable guides:
The Discernment Process: This step-by-step guide and script includes all the information you will need to lead the discernment process in your chapel; a perfect tool for current CWOC leadership and chaplains interested in adopting the discernment process
Discernment Information Form: This form can be downloaded and edited for use by your chapel in order to collect information from women who may be interested in discerning a leadership role
Beginning Personal Discernment: A straight-forward guide ready to lead women through the personal discernment process leading up to the group discernment includes prayers and an assessment of spiritual gifts
Discernment Resource Packet: Prayers, lyrics and other tools your chapel can use during the group discernment process
For more assistance with CWOC discernment, please email MCCW discernment coordinator, Kelly Oliver, at firstname.lastname@example.org.