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Trainings & Webinars
Widening the Circle through RE Covenanted Leader Lab Small Groups
3 groups to choose from, each running October - February 2022
Join us in a covenanted leader lab group designed for collegial support with a goal of deepening your own understanding of ARAOMC work and how to utilize the de-centering whiteness material in our Soul Matters RE packets. In these monthly gatherings, we will have a personal check in, reflect on the previous month efforts, share our successes, strategize around challenges and ask questions of each other. We will also work collectively to implement the WTC resources for the upcoming month’s packet.
the groups will meet monthly and run for 1.5 hours.
*In respect for the covenanted nature of the group, these meetings will not be recorded.
LEADERSHIP: The groups will be facilitated by our Widening the Circle Team - April Rosario, Christina Strong, Adrienne Summerlot. Learn more about them HERE.
GROUP OPTIONS: We are offering three different monthly meeting groups to choose form, with all of them running for five months, October-February 2022. Space is limited to 10 participants in each group.
Here are the details of the three groups:
Early Risers Group - 4th Mondays: 10-11:30am ET/ 9-10:30am CT
Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20*, Jan. 24, Feb. 28
Mid Day Group - 3rd Wednesdays: 1-2:30pm ET/ 12-1:30pm CT/ 11-12:30pm MT/ 10 -11:30am PT
Oct. 20 , Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb.16
Evening Group - 3rd Thursdays: 8-9:30pm ET/ 7-8:30pm CT / 6-7:30pm MT/ 5-6:30pm PT
Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17
If spots fill up, we hope to offer a late fall and winter webinar, open to all, in which the WTC team will share insights and learnings from the groups' experience. We will also run another round of groups in the spring, likely 3 months in length.
COST: $150 per participant, with sliding scale options
We see this as a congregational investment in decentering whiteness work. So we are asking congregations to assume the responsibility for the registration fee as a congregational expense. In other words, we are asking church boards or staff leadership to find ways to cover this expense without placing that responsibility solely on the RE staff budget or the limited professional expenses of RE leaders. We hope congregations support this goal and will have the needed leadership conversations to achieve and support this.
Click on the option of your choice below to register and reserve your spot.
Notice that there are three sliding scale payment options for each group.
Space is limited to 10 per group, so sign up soon.
Advanced Facilitator Training - 5 Month Experiential Based
This 5-session, once-a-month training uses an experiential approach, with each monthly meeting run as a small group that follows the packet for the upcoming month. Our Team Lead, Rev. Scott Tayler, facilitates each group meeting. This allows participants to experience a “dry run” of the session they will be leading the following month. It is an entirely different way of approaching training. Instead of being told how to facilitate, group members learn through participation and watching Rev. Tayler model facilitation. Along the way, Rev. Tayler will pause to point out tips and group process. After each 2 hour session, facilitators can stay on the call for an optional and more personalized troubleshooting and tips session with Rev. Tayler. This is a chance for facilitators to receive monthly support for the particular challenges they are wrestling with in the groups they run in their home congregations. In addition to training, this approach provides participants with personal spiritual nourishment as they bond and share with fellow facilitators from around the country.
It is highly recommended that participants take our single-session New Facilitator Training prior to this training.
Our two Fall groups are now full, but we're glad to add a third group if there is interest.
That group would meet monthly from September to January at a time convenient to those interested.
To let us know you are interested, email Rev. Scott at email@example.com
Recordings of Past Webinars
A number of our past webinars are available, many of them free. Topics include: new subscriber orientation, adapting our small group model, social media tools, crossing paths, vibrant music on small budgets, leading meditation with children and an intro to our Starting Point newcomers program.
For more information contact Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org. Soul Matters Sharing Circle LLC