Take a moment and let your body and mind settle. If you are comfortable doing so, spend a few moments in peaceful meditation. In preparation for this session on faith, you may wish to reflect on how you feel about the seven Principles that our congregations have covenanted to create together.
- What ways have you tried to live by them and succeeded?
- What ways have you failed to live by them?
- How are they difficult to follow? Do they come naturally?
Our Principles are not beliefs but promises to each other that we try to live up to. Aim to guide this session with the idea of covenanting in mind.
As an adult leader, your opinion may have more influence than those of participants. Therefore, your personal disclosure should not become part of the discussion unless participants ask you a question directly. In that case, be sure to preface your opinion by setting the context that each of us — adults and children — has differing opinions, and yours is one among many. Then guide the conversation away from your own opinion and allow participants to explore their own thoughts.