Center For Spiritual Living Livermore Valley
What is a Home Group?
A Home Group consist of 4 - 10 members who meet once a month in a member's home for approximately 2.5 hours to do spiritual practices, share, care and connect. The Home Group meeting follows a structured curriculum that supports the members in growing spiritually and moving through life's challenges and celebrations together. By joining the Home Group members experience greater intimacy, spiritual growth, care and connection.
Intentions of Home Groups
Deepen in spiritual practices - prayer, meditation and contemplation
Have authentic meaningful, heart-centered conversations
Create an experience of belonging and care
Develop consistent active participation in the group
Actively minister to each other and provide service to the larger community
Experience joy and laughter
A Few Things To Know About Our Home Group Program
Here’s some important information to help you decide if joining a Home Group is right for you. Please prayerfully consider the following:
· Time Commitment – Home Groups meet once a month typically on the same day of the month (example – every third Friday) for one year. Because of the intimacy that happens in Home Groups, we ask you to check your schedule to confirm you can commit to attending most, and hopefully all, of the gatherings. Of course, we understand if things come up occasionally, and this does not necessarily conflict with full commitment.
· Where Groups Meet – Groups typically meet in Home Group member’s homes for care, connection, spiritual practice, love, and laughter. You are not required to host a Home Group gathering in your home. This is strictly optional and only for those members who would enjoy hosting and have a home that is conducive to a Home Group gathering.
· Loving Kindness and Communication – Because Home Groups are committed to to creating a safe place for sharing, each member is asked to respect important agreements such as heart-felt listening, non-judgement, refrain from giving advice and gossiping. We practice speaking kindly, being patient, and praying for each other.
· Willing To Be Supported – Every Home Group has Co-Leaders who dedicate their time to making sure you are prayed for and feel loved and appreciated. We ask all Group Members to “lean into” their Home Group Co-Leaders for support, prayer, and care in personal, professional, spiritual, and all ways.
If you are interested in joining a group, please submit a Home Group Interest Application.