Circles are practice-based, experiential learning forums that are carefully guided from within, have a specific focus, a set lifespan, and a desired outcome. Through these expressions of smaller community, we’re mobilized to join in what God's doing in the places we live, work, and play.
01. SITUATE & SET OUT
Mapping & Navigating Life Right Now
Desired Outcome: This Circle will gather around practices of mapping your life's journey, listening for God's call on your life, and developing a Rule of Life as you set out into 2018.
Guides: Dave & Krissy Kludt
Time/Place: Tuesdays, 8-9:30PM (Jan 16, 23, 30) at the Kludts in Pleasant Hill.
Contact/Register: RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org
02. BE GENTLE, MEN
Healing & Redefining Masculinity
Desired Outcome: 2017 shifted our cultural landscape and understanding of masculinity. This Circle will explore & develop a identity of masculinity and consider how we participate in a redefining and healing masculinity as Jesus-following men, husbands, and dads.
Guides: Dave Smith & Dave Kludt
Time/Place: Thursdays, 8-10PM (Feb 8, Feb 22, March 1) at the Smiths in Lafayette.
Contact/Register: RSVP with Dave (email@example.com)
03. The practice of HOSPITALITY
Desired Outcome: Hospitality is a value many of us share, but sometimes it’s hard to put your finger on it; we know it when we experience it but we aren’t always sure how to create these hospitable spaces. Join us in developing & deepening the spiritual practice of hospitality by experiencing hospitality, adding some hosting tools to your toolbox, and learning together best practices for creative hospitable environments.
Guides: Brendan & Emily Cheney
Time/Place: February 10, March 17, and April 21 in the evening at the Cheneys in Pleasant Hill.
Contact/Register: RSVP with Brendan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
04. THE Women's Circle
Desired Outcome: This Circle invites women to join together, listen, and hear/experience God's voice through conversation and practice. This Circle is an open/hospitable journey - women, you are welcome to join any or every Tuesday!
Guides: Bekah Polzin and Caitlyn Littrell
Time/Place: Tuesday evenings starting February 20, 7:30-9:00PM at the Vande Weges in Concord.
Contact/Register: RSVP with Bekah (email@example.com)
Past Circles have convened around:
- Stepping Into Faithful Presence
- The Contemplative Journey
- The Enneagram & Formation
- Grace & Growth
- Discover: Giving Yourself Away for the Sake of the World
- Navigating Frantic Family Life
- Creating a Thriving Family Culture
- Everyday Influence
- Engaging the Refugee Crisis
- Practicing the Scriptures
- Families in Formation
- The Immigrants' Journey
- Gardening Together
- Following Jesus in Workplace
- Tune: Practices of Worship
- Race in the East Bay
- Embracing Rest: The Pathway to Generosity
- On Being Mom
- Free: Holistic Stewardship
- Unleashing Creativity
- Unpacking Privilege
- Practicing Dad
- Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
- Ballots & Brews
- Pace: Finding a Rhythm & Rule of Life
If you are interested in initiating a Circle of any kind, please contact Dave.