Spring / Summer
Host Sign Ups
begin April 18
Member Sign Ups
begin May 9
May 16 - July 17
begins in October
ends in December
All sessions last 10 weeks,
though some groups may end sooner. Ask your host for exact dates.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SPIRITGROUP?
Through healthy, balanced small groups, people have the opportunity to grow in their spiritual practice and connect with each other in a deep, meaningful manner. In these supportive discussion groups, usually hosted throughout the community by peers who agree to host and facilitate, all members gain practical insights about spiritual principles that can empower every area of their lives. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all SpiritGroups are being hosted on Zoom until further notice.
Every SpiritGroup becomes a spiritual family of sorts, supported by five principles:
Communion: e.g., prayer, meditation, journaling, and singing.
Connection: Fun, friendship, and social enrichment.
Compassion: Group members take care of each other throughout the course of each series.
Community: Each group engages in a community service project (respecting social distancing, of course).
Challenge: Setting intentional spiritual goals and giving/receiving support and accountability from your group.
GROUP TOPICS & OPTIONS
Topics vary every session, based on the interests of the community and the hosts. When signing up for a SpiritGroup, you can choose as many SpiritGroups as you want, meeting schedules allowing. Hosts are encouraged to consider hosting a group from this catalog of Video Curriculum, Hosts Instructions, & Discussion Guides. These are topics commonly used in new thought SpiritGroups around the country.
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living membership or attendance is NOT required to participate. ABQCSL SpiritGroups are intended for everyone. Host requirements include background checks for in-person session. By hosting a SpiritGroup through ABQ CSL, hosts agree to all of the following:
Attending 1 Training
Attending Weekly Huddles (Unless the hosts of a session decide otherwise, Weekly Huddles are held Sundays at 2pm, 30 minutes max, via Zoom)
Attending the Preview Event (a Zoom call that includes all hosts for the current session holding a Q&A about their upcoming groups, facilitated by ABQCSL staff)
Tracking & reporting attendance using a simple tool we provide
Tracking & Reporting member contact info using a simple tool we provide
Coordinating each member of your group taking the Five Disciplines Spiritual Self-Assessment
Tying in at least one of the Five Disciplines to each SpiritGroup weekly meeting.
Coordinating the planning and completion of a group community service project, virtual or not, in accordance with local guidelines regarding the current coronavirus pandemic. Please contact us if you need additional guidance.
Because we are all practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, we have trained your SpiritGroup hosts to facilitate your group on Zoom. Though this session is a virtual session, "space" is still limited; but, waiting lists are allowed and may result in additional groups being added.
You can use a computer or smart device with a camera to attend via video call. OR you can phone in to participate via audio-only. You will be provided a Zoom link and phone number for your group choice(s).