Our interdenominational community is committed to a biblical vision of justice and peace in the world. The person, work, and words of Jesus provide the foundation for our engagement in our homes, neighborhoods, and churches. We desire to be formed by Jesus through communal practices, because our experience has taught us that loving God, neighbor and self is best when done together.
We nurture a peer-based, collaborative environment by sharing learning resources and opportunities for engagement, practicing agapic speaking and listening, and participating in spiritual formation practices. We connect several times a month by email and through Google Classroom, with more opportunities to come! Many of our members also participate in the Center Book Study.
Connect with others who are passionate about justice by clicking this link for Google Classroom.
People learn best in hospitable spaces. We support each other’s learning by giving and receiving hospitality.
Share from your own experience. If you are open to feedback, you can ask for another’s experience. But do not offer advice to another if you are not asked.
If another’s comments bother you or cause you to feel an emotion strongly, before you respond, ask yourself what might be going on with you.
We are here to share how we are growing in our love of God, neighbor, and self. Denominational, theological, or doctrinal debates will distract the group from our ultimate goal which is engaging in justice and peace in the world.
Being part of any group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn’t allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
*Some guidelines adapted from Parker Palmer’s Circle of Trust Touchstones.