Continuous Opening: Soul Matters Small Group Facilitator

Plans and facilitates a Soul Matters small group for 6-10 participants, using provided monthly resource materials for discussion around a monthly theme.

Detailed Description: 
The Soul Matters curriculum was developed by a UU church in Rochester, NY and has been widely adopted for use in the long standing UU small group ministry team programs around the country. UUCDC subscribes to the rich monthly resource materials that reflect the month's sermon and Sunday School topics. Facilitators structure a meeting with chalice lighting, centering reading, brief check-in, and discussion of questions or exercises chosen by the group before the meeting and some closing activities during the monthly two hour meetings. Selections are made as needed and the entire packet is not covered. Participants write and agree to a covenant for the group and commit to regular attendance and participation. You do not need to have been in a Soul Matters group to train as a facilitator, but be willing to lead one created by the Soul Matters Coordinator. Facilitators meet about twice a year with their colleagues and the Soul Matters Coordinator and to share tips and review packet.
Service Term: 
2 years
This opportunity will enable you to: 

Grow as a leader, learn problem-solving techniques. This position would benefit from having someone who is enthusiastic about meeting new people and offering an opportunity for others to explore spiritual topics.

Skills Needed: 
People and organizational skills essential. Willingness to communicate with Soul Matters coordinator and fellow facilitators. Coordinator will schedule group meeting time with you, offer names of potential new group members, and be available to assist as needed.
Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 
Facilitation skills are learned through training sessions and assisting as a co-facilitator in a group. Problem-solving techniques are developed in meetings with other facilitators and through training materials provided by the Soul Matters Network.
Contact Person: 
Joan Karasick, Soul Matters Coordinator
Contact Person Email:
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Joan Karasick
Date Filled: 
Friday, July 1, 2016
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018