As you prepare to lead the first workshop, reflect on how your life's journey has led you to this moment. Why is Building the World We Dream About important to you? Share your experiences and reasons with your co-leader.
Read carefully all the stories in Leader Resource 2, Affirming Experiences and Marginalizing Experiences, pausing for a time after each one to consider your own experiences of inclusion and exclusion. When have you felt as though you mattered? When have you felt marginalized or excluded? Can you recall times in your congregation when you mattered? Times when you were marginalized?