Sharing the Journey By Helen Zidowecki, Jessica York FAQ: Using Tapestry of Faith © 2010, 2021 Small group ministry can be a way to help individuals build relationships, experience a greater sense of belonging, and feel supported in their spiritual journey in the congregation. Contents Acknowledgments From Sharing the Journey We would like to thank everyone who helped with this document, especially Eric Dawson, for sharing his Small Group Ministry Facilitator’s Training, and... Chapter 1: Exploring Small Group Ministry with Youth From Sharing the Journey Many of our congregations have embraced the use of small group ministry or covenant groups with adults. Small group ministry can be a way to help... Chapter 2: Planning and Implementation From Sharing the Journey Once you have chosen to explore small group ministry with youth, you will have decisions to make about several aspects of the program.... Chapter 3: Sample Facilitator Training From Sharing the Journey This two-part training is based on the work of Eric Dawson and adapted by Jessica York. The training sessions, 90 minutes each, may be used with... Chapter 4: Sample Sessions From Sharing the Journey The sample sessions included here follow the format outlined above. A variety of focus material is used. Most sessions can be completed in an hour or less. Chapter 5: Sample Multigenerational Service Model From Sharing the Journey Use this model for a service project involving multiple ages.... Chapter 6: Sample Youth Conference Model From Sharing the Journey This is a model for using small group ministry within a youth conference.... Chapter 7: Next Steps in Your Congregation From Sharing the Journey Small group ministry invites youth into a relational and spiritual focus in the context of your congregation. It can serve youth as an invitation to and... Bibliography From Sharing the Journey Peter Freeman Bowden, "http://www.smallgroupministry.net/members/Toward_a_True_Lifespan_Minist… a True Lifespan Ministry: Why we lose them" (Small Group... NEXT: Acknowledgments Download all of Sharing the Journey (Word) to edit or print.