How individuals and local groups, associations and whole communities can participate in this ecumenical project. Exploring together what is means to live a balanced thoughtful life from a broadly Christian perspective. How to access suitable training.
Although the thrust of this project is spiritual conversation in groups, the stimulus material we are providing, of itself, invites personal reflection. So even if you are not yet part of a group we hope that you will still benefit from receiving regular conversation packs. You may also wish to join our mailing list and receive news of future titles.
All kinds of small groups can participate in the ‘Shoreline Conversations’ project. Simply choose from the list of available conversation packs, or sign up to receive news of future titles. To develop your understanding of the conversational methodology we are adopting, you may wish to request a copy of ‘Breathing Spaces’ from our list of publications, or request facilitator training for one or two of your group.
Embracing this sort of activity as a whole community has great benefits to local churches, particularly those with strong ecumenical partnerships. If your local church or community might be interested in participating in this project, by becoming a ‘Christian Community in Conversation’, simply contact a member of the team and we will clarify what this involves. Suffice to say that it will include a mixture of training and resourcing appropriate to context.
Part of the design of this initiative is to offer associations and interest groups the opportunity to request the creation of a conversation series appropriate to their membership – but of wider general interest. It is possible for such a group to sponsor a conversation pack and companion Edition – a good example of which is our partnership with Methodist Women in Britain who have chosen and sponsored both ‘Aloneness’ and ‘Journeying Spiritually with Children’.