As a small group leader for the Spiritual Deepening Program, your facilitation will help the group grow spiritually by offering the “container” through which group participants can deepen their relationship with Spirit. This container holds readings, exercises, and practices that encourage the group’s spiritual growth. Leading a Spiritual Deepening group is a different role than teaching a class or chairing a meeting at your job, and this role may be new to you.
As Spiritual Deepening program facilitator, you keep the group moving, and always toward its (not your) spiritual growth. By listening, observing, and using your intution, you are also aware of individual needs and desires. While the group focuses on learning and sharing, you focus not only on the process but also the people. In summary, as a small group leader, your goals are to initiate, sustain, and assess a group’s process so that it is spacious enough to allow the sharing of thoughts; to involve all participants and reaffirm their contributions; and to be attentive to the movement of Spirit.
We invite you to explore the following resources as you prepare to lead your small group sessions. These offer suggestions to help you be an open, confident, and grounded leader.
As part of your preparation for leading a Spiritual Deepening small group, you are also strongly encouraged to participate in an introductory webinar, which will offer you concrete information about the program, connection with other Spiritual Deepening leaders, and support and encouragement as you step into this meaningful work. View the upcoming webinar schedule and RSVP here.