In Wayfinders, you’ll choose a goal and then bring it to life, all with the support of your team (5-6 friends).
What is the structure of the program?
The program has two parts: a weekend retreat + 8 team meetings (scheduled at the team’s convenience every 1-2 weeks.)
In the retreat you’ll spend a weekend with your team taking a good long look at where you are in life right now. You’ll discern your own particular gifts through prayer, written exercises, and in-team discussions. You’ll be listening for where God might be calling you next, and then fashion a goal in response to that calling. You will leave the retreat as a member of a cohesive, focussed team, each of you with a working goal in hand.
After the retreat, you’ll have 8 two-hour action meetings, over 2 or 3 months. During and in between these meetings, you’ll be bringing your goals to life.
How do I find a team to join?
Two ways.If you are part of a faith community, reach out to me and I’ll contact your minister, introduce myself, and see if they agree I’m a good match for your congregation. If so, we’ll work to put a team together. This usually involves my coming to church and making a presentation, and talking to folks face to face. You can help me recruit too – send friends to this website!
Or, you can round up a group of friends yourself, and reach out to me. I’ll train you all together – it is so much fun helping your friends’ dreams come true! Note: I work have worked with teammates of many faiths, and no faith at all. I lead secular teams in my studio in Bath, Maine.
I have no idea what my goal will be. Do I have to have to have a goal in mind to sign up?
Absolutely not. Keep an open mind, and let God lead you to a goal that rises from your particular gifts and circumstances.
How much does being on a Wayfinders team cost?
My goal is to make this program available to as many people as possible. I charge no fee to train and launch a Wayfinders team.
There is a $35 materials cost per person for the retreat. Usually the retreat is non-residential (everyone goes home to their own bed at night), and to keep costs down we potluck for meals.
For groups that invite me to come at a distance (more than 30 miles from Bath, Maine) I ask for travel expenses.
What happens after the team is over?
During the last meeting I’ll give your team several models that have worked for others. Many teams continue to meet regularly – some for years, supporting each other through new goals and dreams. Others disband, having accomplished what they’d like. Others re-configure with new members. Some teammates pair off and become long-term accountability buddies.
Whether or not you continue on a team, Wayfinders gives you a technique to use for the rest of your life: to listen for God’s voice, gather support around you, and respond to that call.
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