Thank you for registering! You’re all set. Below you’ll find all the information you need to prepare for your first session along with the Zoom link if you’re meeting online.
Welcome to Convergence Spiritual Collectives. I’m really glad you’re here, and I hope you find this time to be refreshing and rewarding.
This 6-week group is intended to be a generous space for reflection and sharing. Each week you’ll use the Lectio 365 app to guide you in daily personal prayer and reflection. You’ll also receive a reminder email once a week from us with some questions for reflection called the “Spiritual Reflection Inventory.” You’ll use these to prepare for your weekly group sharing and listening time where you’ll meet with your group to speak aloud the insights and questions that have formed since the last time you met.
Here’s Your Zoom Link
To keep things nice and simple, all Spiritual Collectives use the same Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4801576507
You can go ahead and save this someplace handy, and you will receive an email each week that includes this link.
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Lectio 365 is a great app with morning and evening meditations on Christian scripture with wonderful music and insights. (They even have a version for kids!) You choose when to use it during the day. You also have the option to listen or read – whatever fits your day.
Some people ask; “What if I already have a daily practice of Lectio Divina or I just don’t like using apps?” That’s fine. It’s nice for the whole group to have a shared reference but it isn’t necessary. As long as you have some form of daily prayer practice that includes reading the Bible, you’ll be good to go!
It’s Important that you Attend All 6 Sessions and Commit to Daily Prayer
Of course, life is hectic, and things happen. But that’s kind of the whole point of this group – to build daily and weekly practices that help you experience the presence of God in the everyday. So, go ahead and put it on your calendar. Your committed presence will enhance the experience for you as well as for the rest of your group.
The Spiritual Collectives are not a Bible study or ongoing “small group.”
Just in case you were wondering. They’re designed as a vehicle for developing your capacity to listen for God’s voice through a variety of medium (readings, video, our own lives, the world around us and through what others in our group share). Our sharing time is not meant to be a discussion, but rather a chance to gift others with what comes out of our listening time and receive the gift of their sharing as well. This is one of the reasons it is important to commit to being present at each session. We show up for another by listening and by sharing.
Please feel free to send me an email. I’d love to hear from you as you go on this journey.