A small group ministry program giving people the opportunity to grow in their spiritual practice and engage with each other in a deep, meaningful manner.
In these supportive discussion groups, hosted throughout the community, members gain practical insights about spiritual principles that can transform every area of their lives.
At the heart of SpiritGroups is an innovative approach to linking each small group to five spiritual disciplines
(the Five C’s). These disciplines constitute the coherence, balance, and accountability between the various groups and the ministry as a whole.
THE FIVE C’s
All group members, regardless of a group’s theme, grow in their practice of finding God in themselves, in others, and in their life circumstances. They begin each meeting with prayer, meditation or centering exercise (Communion).
All group members, regardless of their group’s focus engage each other in a deep, meaningful manner (Connection).
All group members throughout the entire system
proactively seek to support and care for each other. No one falls through the cracks (Compassion).
All groups are in service to the broader community by taking on some meaningful service project either within or beyond the church community (Community).
And, all group members seek to awaken their emotional and spiritual maturity through discussion, study, authentic action and shadow integration (Challenge).
Absent of these five disciplines, it is possible for some groups to become indefinite sub-cultures within the ministry. This doesn’t happen with SpiritGroups, as they form and dissolve at established intervals . At the conclusion of each SpiritGroup interval all groups meet for a community-wide celebration.
If you are interested in hosting a SpiritGroup or would like more information about this exciting program, please contact us.
We are blessed to have the constant support of Prayer Chaplains. They are available each Sunday to pray with us one-on-one, and to hold the sacred space as we go through this journey called life.
Our Prayer Chaplains are volunteers who receive extensive training in affirmative prayer and holding a sacred space. All prayers are kept in strict confidence. This is the essence of what it means to be a prayer chaplain. Through their training, prayer chaplains:
Deepen their own spirituality and connection with God
Hold sacred space and listen from the heart
Experience personal and spiritual transformation
Learn how to stand in prayerful support of our spiritual family
Maintain a daily prayer practice that includes holding sacred space for the prayers submitted by congregants
Prayer is a foundational aspect of our faith tradition and was demonstrated by our co-founder Myrtle Fillmore in how she healed her body and spirit.
Interested in becoming a prayer chaplin contact us here.