Meetings Thursdays from September 14 - October 12, 12-1pm Eastern
Curiosity is the mindset change that we, as people of faith, are craving to begin to reimagine what church can be outside of Sunday morning. It keeps us asking questions, without needing to know "the" answers; helps us to relinquish control as we follow the Spirit, listening for guidance and discerning next steps; enables us to take leaps of faith and be courageous as we experiment. The Curiosity Cohort is for innovative leaders, curious communities of faith, and those willing to explore what might be possible!
The Curiosity Cohort is a 5-week, synchronous, experiential learning cohort offered by EDGE and The United Church of Canada. The Cohort is broken into three distinct parts:
- 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?
Throughout the 5-week process, you’ll also have access to videos, journaling questions, “homework” prompts and other materials to support your journey. This is supplemental to weekly facilitated sessions.
Asynchronous Content: 5 hours
Synchronous Content: 5 hours
Suggested donation is $20 for individuals
Email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a scholarship or a group rate or you are an Embracing the Spirit grant recipient.