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A team of two or more adults should lead Love Will Guide Us. Having two leaders present at all times helps ensure child safety and optimum conditions for learning. While one leader implements an activity, the other can focus on logistics and children's engagement, behavior, and safety. A collaborative teaching style is preferred. It may be useful for one leader on a team to take primary responsibility for Faith in Action activities, most of which occur outside regular session time.
Ideally, leaders will be familiar with the Unitarian Universalist Sources, although they can certainly learn along with the group. Leaders should be able to affirm diverse beliefs and perspectives in the group. Moral integrity and flexibility of thought are important.
Several sessions call for the group to participate in the life of the congregation through worship, service or a community gathering. At least one leader should be familiar with the congregation's practices, rituals and calendar.
Finally, leaders should enjoy stories. To be comfortable telling a story, rather than reading it aloud, is desirable, though certainly not a requirement for effective leadership.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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