Curiosity Cohort: Rural Focus lets you to get curious about your own community of faith and connect with other leaders in rural settings. We will engage with stories and ideas from across the country about different ways that rural congregations are bringing new energy into their communities.
This 5-week synchronous opportunity will allow you to get curious about your own community of faith and connect with other leaders in rural settings. We will engage with stories and ideas from across the country about different ways that rural congregations are bringing new energy into their communities. Throughout the 5-week process, you will also have access to videos, journaling questions, “homework” prompts, and other materials to support your journey. This is supplemental to weekly facilitated sessions.
Curiosity Cohort is for everyone wanting to find that piece of themselves and use it to help guide their work. All you need is a pen, journal and an open mind and heart. You will explore curiosity's:
- Theoretical Foundation --> What is curiosity? Why do we need it? What are the barriers to being curious?
- Experiential Learning and Integration --> Where do we see curiosity around us? What are other people doing that inspires curiosity? What is similar in other stories of curiosity to my own storyof curiosity?)
- Practical Application --> What practical skills help build curiosity? How can I bring curiosity back to my community of faith? How will I start to practice curiosity in my own life?
Curiosity Cohort: Rural Focus isn't about giving you the answers - it is about helping you develop the skills, tools, and practices to use curiosity to better understand the unique needs, values, and gifts in your community. It's a starting point from which you can answer the question: What are we being called to next?
Whether you are considering replacing your pews with chairs or starting a social enterprise, curiosity is for you and your community.
Please email Sarah at email@example.com. if you require a scholarship or a group rate, or if you are an Embracing the Spirit grant recipient.
Individual Study: 5 hours
Zoom Sessions: 5 hours