Friends General Conference

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Spiritual Deepening Small Groups: Training for Small Group Leaders

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Religious Education

Facilitator Training Available

For in-person small groups, FGC provides orientation and ongoing support for small group leaders to use the Spiritual Deepening process and materials to lead deep and meaningful small group experiences within their home meetings.

FGC offers training and ongoing support for Friends who lead the Spiritual Deepening small groups in their home meetings.

Small group leaders are given resources about planning Spiritual Deepening sessions, leading small groups, building spiritual community, supporting inclusivity, and working with children in the Spiritual Deepening library.  All of this information and more details about program logistics is available in a downloadable Small Group Leader Manual.

As they begin preparing to lead their Spiritual Deepening group, small group leaders participate in an interactive orientation webinar.  This encourages leaders to build a supportive community with each other and to explore together what it means to invite Spirit into their small group experience.

Small group leaders also come together for (optional) monthly support calls, during which they ask questions of each other, share successes and good ideas, and receive additional resources and training.  Leaders are invited to stay connected and share ideas in a private Facebook group.