Leaders are urged to pay particular attention to their own spiritual preparation work ahead of leading the workshop. You may want to set aside time for personal study, prayer, meditation, and journaling.
At times in the course of the workshops, participants are invited to explore what may be challenging emotional territory. At those times, be sure to both maintain appropriate boundaries for yourself and the group and affirm each person's sharing of experiences. Because stories that involve emotional experiences can be difficult to retrieve and share, become comfortable with silences as participants find their voices.
Congregations, districts, groups, and communities participating in Building the World We Dream About and Building the World We Dream About for Young Adults are supported by the Multicultural Growth and Witness staff group. More information about program support can be found at www.uua.org/buildingworld.