Each group arranges its own weekly meetings. A typical pattern of meetings will be 12 from September to Christmas, 12 from January to Easter and 6 after Easter. The group has a trained mentor who fosters its growth as a learning community by:
- hosting a welcoming space,
- offering a framework for discussion,
- encouraging weekly worship, and
- ensuring the well-being of the group.
The meetings draw from the preparation each member can do. This is mainly reading set texts and the Bible but it can include personal experiences, reflections and the stories of everyday life. We are grateful for what people bring, in all its diversity.
The set texts form four streams, of one year each. They are by recognised writers in biblical studies, theology, history and aspects of faith. You are welcome to read other writers too.
We regularly reflect on our faith tradition, our culture, our personal experiences and ourresponses. We do this using the four source model, in a way developed by Exploring faith Matters and the All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry.