Wednesday, June 16, 2004

growth trails

Art trails. The notice caught my eye. I thought about the way that art trails thread one-off, stopping places into a journey.

So why not spirituality trails?;
meet at the start of a period with your spiritual coach
select a range of stopping places – courses, seminars, books
meet at the end of a period to celebrate learning.

You could have leadership trails, worship trails, mission trails, parenting trails …. and so many events can be threaded together in a range of personal choices.

Now that would be an exciting approach to spiritual development.

Posted by steve at 11:04 AM

5 Comments

  1. Yes, yes, yes.

    Comment by Lynne — June 16, 2004 @ 8:13 pm

  2. Interesting idea. Very like the differentiated tasks we try to use with students so they have choice but still get the core knowledge they need. A common model is mains for the whole class and then they get to choose form a number of dessert options. The motivation to do this is to cater to different abilities and learning styles.

    Comment by marion — June 17, 2004 @ 12:37 pm

  3. This is so very good. This way everyone would have a year of purpose with an opportunity to address their weakest areas or grow in areas of passion. Each one would be on a journey of their choosing and the results would benefit the whole! So when does the planning start? Count me in!

    Comment by Liz — June 18, 2004 @ 3:54 pm

  4. This would be awesome! My creative brain is spinning.

    Comment by David Finch — June 19, 2004 @ 12:17 am

  5. This has already happened semi-officially in Bradford, West Yorkshire. There is a prayer trail raound the city [copies in the tourist office too]. Respect to Adrain Riley [now moved to Scarborough -splitter!] who set it up, proper leaflet and all.

    Comment by Andii Bowsher — June 25, 2004 @ 8:31 pm

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