Reflect on a time of theological or institutional change in your congregation, perhaps when a new governance model was put in place, or a change in ministry brought a new theological direction. Did your congregation make a change from being Unitarian or Universalist to Unitarian Universalist? Did an organized initiative such as Jubilee World or Welcoming Congregation bring change to your congregation?
How did you feel about the change? Did you see the need for it? Did you feel as strongly as some other people? Does hindsight alter any of the perceptions or feelings you had at that time?
You may wish to ask participants to engage in this same spiritual practice so that they, too, arrive at the workshop centered and ready to engage with the material and the group.