Being in Community

$29.00

This small group study offers an intentional pause for a group wanting to strengthen trust and confidence in one another and in the journey of faith unfolding among them.  In this three week study (or over six weeks meeting as a group three times), there will be opportunity to share stories, refresh listening skills and deepen spiritual practices for leaning into an emerging future together.

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This small group study offers an intentional pause for a group wanting to strengthen trust and confidence in one another and in the journey of faith unfolding among them.  In this three week study (or over six weeks meeting as a group three times), there will be opportunity to share stories, refresh listening skills and deepen spiritual practices for leaning into an emerging future together.

Drawing on Otto Scharmer’s “Theory U,” and focussing on three scripture stories, we mull over core questions:

    1. How do we realign our attention with our intention so we are not just acting on the habits of the past?
    2. What is the inner space or source from which we are working?
    3. What does it take to move from current realities into future possibilities?

These questions are addressed in three sessions:

  1. Called in
  2. Remembering the Source
  3. Letting Go, Letting Come

Each session offers an opening, a scripture reading, an audio recording providing comment on the theme and reflection on the scripture story, prompts for story sharing, a group spiritual practice, participants suggestions for further pondering and Leader links for additional background.

How does this work?

When you register, you receive access to a private webpage and a password. You will find the Leader’s Guide for all three sessions, three easily downloadable audio recordings*, ready to photocopy audio scripts for the recordings, ready to photocopy participants pages, and extra resources. See Frequently Asked Questions about Small Group Studies.

The Leader’s Guide lists at a glance all you need for the Session. It contains suggestions for the opening, check-in  suggestions, listening guidelines, questions and directions for leading the group spiritual practice.

The 2018 Lent Personal Email Retreat, Open Mind, Open Heart, Open Will deepens the practices that are highlighted in this study. Ask for a group price if you want to sign up your small group. Prayer Bench Email

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