The Season of Creation is coming! Looking for a resource for a small group study?
Here is a sample of the Session 2 Leader’s Page from Landscapes of the Soul.
A Four Week Study is developed by Janice MacLean. Gather a group and use this resource to explore the spirituality of place. The ancient People of God were fashioned by their outward geography; their inner space made sacred by their journey. In your study, you’ll explore your soul connection to four sacred places, Desert, Seas, Mountains and Trees of the Field.
Here is what’s included:
LEADER PAGE outlining the process. | SAMPLE Session 2 Leader’s Page
AUDIO RECORDING, easily downloaded from SoundCloud, offering content.
AUDIO SCRIPT of the recording for visual learners or those who find listening to a recording challenging.
PARTICIPANT PAGE with the Discussion Questions and Spiritual Practice.
IMAGE for making posters or promoting your study through social media.
LINKS TO OTHER RESOURCES.
Read here to learn more about how Small Group Studies work.Sample Leader Page Purchase LANDSCAPES.
Frequently Asked Questions about Practical Things
1. Our church doesn’t have an internet connection. How will this work?
The Audio Recording is easily downloadable. You can download (directions on the Landscape webpage) and save it to a laptop or computer. Once downloaded and saved you don’t need internet to play it. You might need laptop speakers.
2. Can we share the weblink and password to the Landscape page with participants?
Yes. When you purchase Landscapes ($25) you can share the weblink and password to the Landscapes webpage with other leaders (you can have more than one group on your pastoral charge/parish) and participants. This is helpful when someone needs to miss a session.
3. We might meet once a month instead of weekly, how long do we have access to the webpage?
You have access to the page until January 30, 2016. The content is not specific to the Season of Creation though it does offer a ‘creation’ focus for this season.
4. Can we use the material in Worship instead of a Study Group?
Yes, I know leaders who use the Small Groups as a focus for worship. You are free to use the material as you wish – within your pastoral charge.
5. We don’t have a credit card. Can we pay by cheque?
Yes. Please make cheques payable to Janice MacLean.
6. I always seem to get mixed up ordering online….
My shop is fairly straightforward but you can always email me with your name, address, phone number and email address where you want to receive the weblink and password and I will order for you. You will receive the order confirmation email and then the second email (when payment is confirmed) with the weblink and password. You will then happily send me a cheque! (payable to Janice MacLean).
7. Once I order how long does it take to get the second email with the weblink and password to the Landscape Page?
If you pay by credit card you receive the second email as soon as I get to my computer and confirm payment. Always within 24 hours, often much sooner. If you elect to pay by cheque, I confirm once I receive the cheque. However, if I know you I trust you will send the cheque and don’t wait. If you don’t receive it by the time you need it, just email me.
8. I’ve lost the email with the weblink and password.
It happens. Just email me. I’m happy to help if you are having any issues with downloading, etc.
Here is a sample of the Leader page for Session 2: Seas – Courage in the Chaos.
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If you have used a Small Group Study I invite you to “Leave a Reply” (below) and share your experience.
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Janice, I may not have read this thoroughly enough, but did you give a start date or is it just beginning with the start of Creation Time?
Hi Kerry, Good point! The material is available now online and you have access to it when you register. You can use it at any time. It is designed with an creation-time theme in mind but actually, it would be appropriate anytime of the year. – Janice