Small Group Discussions. In these settings of 6 to 8 people in a relaxed environment, the Listening and Dialogue Process is very effective. It is important to keep to the Five Step Process in order to ensure a prayerful, contemplative, respectful opportunity for all participants to speak boldly and listen humbly.
It is just as important to listen as well as to speak about your faith experience. It is important to set the example of reflective listening. You and other group members are not expected to agree or disagree. Just listen humbly and reverence the experience of others.
The small group discussions allow for an open, honest environment free of distractions. Some people feel much more comfortable in small group settings - organize yours between now and 6 March 2019. This would be a wonderful way to respond to the invitation of Bishop Brian Mascord to “seize this opportunity”.
Pick up your Plenary 2020 Group Guide from the church porch. Don't forget to put your group name on the list as well so we know.