"Reframing our Lenses" Cohorts starting mid-September 2020
- A refreshed lens that will enable you to engage with others with more of the humble, vulnerable heart of Christ
- A testimony that highlights your journey of deriving face from God instead of other sources
- Able to identify biases you grew up with, and possibly how it distorts the lenses you use to see God, yourself, and others
- A reframing of how you see God, yourself, and other people
The best summary of the cohort goal is wrapped up in our mission statement, "to equip you to deeply understand how your own family and cultural story fits into God’s Story in a way that will shape how they lead others to love and live amongst their neighbors.”
- Each one will have no more than 8 participants
- Safety and confidentiality: Each participant is screened through references. No audio or video recording nor screenshots are accepted without permission.
- We're taking an "information light, integration heavy" approach. That is, each session will be focused on sharing and listening to others.
- Expect to spend an hour preparing for each session. Most of that time will be spent in reflection and writing.
- Each cohort is limited to 8 participants for maximum participation. Barring emergencies that come up, you will be expected at each meeting and prepared to discuss the subject.
- Each meeting averages between 75 and 90 minutes long.
- Over the course of 6 weeks, the reading will amount to less then a couple dozen pages. Most of the work will be reflection questions that will be brought to the next session. Minimum suggested time of preparation between meeting is one hour. Most of that time will be in reflection.
- From experience, cohort meetings often surface theological or social questions beyond the focus of our meetings. In these cases, I will offer supplementary reading, most likely in the form of curated blog posts. Expected outcomes won’t necessarily include coming to conclusion with some of these issues. But I believe the class structure will help you arrive at a conclusion sooner.