Honoring the Relational

Our author says, "We’ve found it especially valuable for meetings that often feel like business meetings (e.g., board meetings), to remind ourselves that we’re a church, not just a business, and to honor the relational and spiritual as well as the practical. Ending meetings speaking from the heart, repairing what needs repair, and expressing appreciation, can turn an ordinary meeting into a deeply rewarding and nourishing one."

An abstract photo of colorful foliage

We meet as members of a spiritual community.
We covenant to engage each other with kindness and courage and love.
We light this chalice as a symbol of our community, our covenant, and our faith.

And the check-out at the end:

How did we do, spiritually and relationally?
Is there anything that needs repair?
Is there anyone you want to acknowledge (including yourself)?