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Introduction, Workshop 9: Facing Danger

In "Harvest the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it—but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th-century Unitarian poet

Participants explore and articulate some of the risks and dangers that come with leading a congregation or organization through adaptive change. Through the ancient, familiar story of Moses, participants consider the challenges leaders face and identify strengths and strategies that can help. Participants express creatively their identity as congregational leaders and share resources and understandings that help them when they face danger in a leadership role.

In Activity 3, participants paint masks. Some may work quite carefully on and take great pride in their efforts; expect this activity to take at least as long as the time allotted here (55 minutes). Arrange a place to leave masks to dry.

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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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