Workshops can be implemented either sequentially or independently (All workshops except Workshops 1 and 12 can stand on their own.). Note that there are many wonderful alternate activities that go into more depth or approach themes in different ways. If you have time throughout the year, consider spreading some workshops across multiple meetings and using more alternate activities. The following are some especially rich alternate activities:
- Workshop 1 includes an alternate activity using the documentary Winged Migration as a way of thinking about the theme of spiritual journeys.
- Workshop 8 has an alternate activity that explores the concept of freedom by contrasting liberation theology with liberal theology.
- An alternate activity in Workshop 9 explores the theme of tolerance by looking at how to reconcile individual and community relationships when covenant is broken.
Each workshop has at least two alternate activities, so there is plenty of material to expand this program.
Most of the Faith in Action activities connect with the congregation in some way, and all of them require some extra planning. Before starting the program, meet with the congregation's minister or religious educator and pick two or three Faith in Action activities to offer. Start planning early to involve the congregation as much as possible.