Upcoming Trainings & Webinars
Advanced Facilitator Training - Lecture-Based
Adapting Our Model (single-session event)
There are many reasons you might want to adapt our Soul Matters small group model for online use:
- to fit the unique needs and interests of your group members,
- to slowly introduce the model to members step by step,
- to expand the number and types of groups you offer,
- to weave spiritual discernment practices into other groups and meetings.
This 1 1/2 hour webinar is here to help!
DATE & TIME: Monday, November 27, 7:30-9pm eastern time
Contact Susan Arnold for discount when a congregation sends five or more people
Two-Month Facilitator Group - Advanced Facilitator Training
These two monthly "training meetings" will be run as a small group that follows the small group packet for that 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 later that month. It is an entirely different way of approaching training. Instead of being told how to facilitate groups, participants 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.
New Facilitator Training
This two-hour online training for new small group facilitators covers the Soul Matters facilitation model, our unique approach to deep and disciplined listening, tips for handling facilitation challenges and start up strategies. Designed for new facilitators but also serves as a great tune-up training for long-time facilitators!
DATES & TIMES:
Fall trainings have finished. We will run another round of new facilitator trainings in January or February.
If you would like to set up a special training for your facilitators prior to that, contact Rev. Scott Tayler
Advanced Facilitator Training - 5 Month Experiential Based
This 5-session, once-a-month training runs twice a year, from September to January and again from February to June. It 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.
DATES & TIMES:
Taste of Soul - How To Training (single-session event)
This unique training teaches you how to run a "Taste of Soul" event at your church. Taste of Soul is a drop in meeting, usually held after Sunday service, at which people interested in joining a Soul Matters small group can experience one first hand, in an abbreviated form. Our Team Lead, Rev. Scott Tayler, leads the training. He will cover the structure of these meetings, best practices, facilitating tips and marketing strategy.
We highly recommended that individual take our New Facilitator Training prior to this training.
DATE & TIME: Fall training already occurred. Another training will take place in January or February.
Contact Rev. Scott if you are interested in the material before the winter training
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: email@example.com. Soul Matters Sharing Circle LLC