Workshop 9: Commitment Part of Principled Commitment In This Section Introduction From Principled Commitment Loving involves commitment. We are not automatic lovers of self, others, world, or God. Love does not just happen. . . . Love is a choice — not simply,... Workshop-at-a-Glance From Principled Commitment Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering Opening 10 Activity 1: Check-in 10 Activity 2: Signs of Commitment 30 Activity 3: Growing Together 60 Closing 10... Spiritual Preparation From Principled Commitment Carter Heyward, in the passage included as Leader Resource 2 for this workshop, writes that "love is the choice to experience life as a member of the hu... Welcoming and Entering From Principled Commitment Materials for Activity Name tags Markers Sign-in sheet Pen or pencil An agenda of this workshop's activities on newsprint or a digital slide (see... Opening From Principled Commitment Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Altar or centering table Cloth for covering altar or centering table Chalice and candle Matches or ligh... Activity 1: Check-in From Principled Commitment Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity Invite participants to take turns briefly sharing insights they have had since the previous workshop o... Activity 2: Signs Of Commitment From Principled Commitment Activity time: 30 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint Easel Markers Low-stick masking tape Leader Resource 2: Loving Involves Commitment Newsprint... Activity 3: Growing Together From Principled Commitment Activity time: 60 minutes Materials for Activity Roll of narrow poster paper or large sheets of newsprint 2 to 3 feet of paper per couple) Pens, pencils... Closing From Principled Commitment Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of customized Taking It Home handout (see Preparation) Preparation for Activity Review the Takin... Leader Reflection and Planning From Principled Commitment With your co-leader, take some time after the workshop to evaluate the session and plan for future sessions. Consider these questions: What parts of the... Alternate Activity 1: Faith In Action - Commitment To The Congregation From Principled Commitment Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity The newsprint list of skills from Activity 2: Signs of Commitment Easel Description of Activity This... Alternate Activity 2: A Model For Managing Change From Principled Commitment Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Leader Resource 3: A Model for Managing Change Newsprint sheet with list of steps (see Preparation)... Alternate Activity 3: Filling Your Bucket From Principled Commitment Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1: Filling Your Bucket (one per participant) Pens or pencils Tables or hard surfaces ... Taking It Home From Principled Commitment Affection Connection — Commitment Extend your exploration of commitment by trying one or more of these activities on your own. For Couples: Managing... Handout 1: Filling Your Bucket Page 1 From Principled Commitment My Personal Bucket... Handout 1: Page 2 From Principled Commitment My Partner Bucket... Handout 1: Page 3 From Principled Commitment My Child Bucket... Handout 1: Page 4 From Principled Commitment My Greater World Bucket... Leader Resource 1: Order Of Service - Commitment From Principled Commitment Follow this Order of Service as you lead the opening of Workshop 9, Commitment. Welcome Chalice Lighting Principle Guided Meditation Reading Welcome... Leader Resource 2: Loving Involves Commitment From Principled Commitment Offer these words on love from the Reverend Carter Heyward, a feminist and lesbian woman who was among the first women ordained as an Episcopal priest. Leader Resource 3: A Model for Managing Change From Principled Commitment One of the most challenging aspects of a committed relationship is the need to manage change, whether that change is perceived as positive, negative, or... PREVIOUS: Leader Resource 1: Order Of Service - Collaboration UP: Principled Commitment NEXT: Introduction Download all of Principled Commitment (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.