Companions in Christ: Exploring the Way Leader’s Guide
An Introduction to the Spiritual JourneyStephen D. Bryant, Marjorie J. Thompson • April 2005
Exploring the Way Participant's Book is available for small-group members.
This user-friendly Leader's Guide provides complete guidance, content, and background material for each of the weekly meetings. Also included is general information about Christian spirituality and disciplines. It's the perfect condensed orientation to Companions in Christ! All weekly group gatherings follow the same basic outline:
- Opening time of welcoming, centering, and worship (5 minutes)
- Sharing insights from the week's spiritual exercises (10 minutes)
- Teaching narrative (20 minutes)
- Deeper explorations into a specific spiritual practice (20 minutes)
- Closing worship (5 minutes)
Find the tools you need in this comprehensive Leader's Guide to make your group study both thought-provoking and full of lively discussion, including a full explanation of spiritual formation, a complete list of materials needed, and an outline for each session with suggestions for what to say.
Marjorie J. Thompson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served as director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership and as spiritual director to Companions in Christ, a program outgrowth of the Pathways initiative of The Upper Room. Companions in Christ is a series of small-group resources for spiritual formation in local congregations, suited to ecumenical use. Marjorie has exercised a ministry of teaching, writing, and spiritual guidance for many years.
Imprint: Upper Room
Pub Date: April 2005
Trim Size: 7.3125 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 110
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth