Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Principled Commitment: An Adult Program on Building Strong Relationships

Spiritual Preparation

This first session will focus on getting acquainted and working on both a group covenant and covenants for each individual couple. If you are working with a co-leader, think about what a covenant between you might include. What expectations do you have for one another as co-leaders? This is a good time to decide how you as leaders remain in contact with one another, when you will do your planning, and who has the main responsibility for each activity in the workshop. You may also want to discuss what expectations you both have for the group and how you will express those expectations at your first session.

Consider the guiding Principle for this session, "Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth." Take a moment to reflect on how covenants can manifest acceptance of others and help to encourage spiritual growth. Have you had any personal experience with covenants? How can your experiences assist the couples in their covenant writing?