Resources for Virtual Small Group Facilitation
List of online tools to consider using for facilitating our programs in a virtual space.
Our Zoom Training webinar Powerpoint slides can be found here.
Our Zoom Training webinar recording can be found on our Facebook page.
Link to our Facilitator Training YouTube playlist where we have added additional Zoom Training videos.
If this is your first time facilitating the JustFaith program, this webinar is designed to help you navigate as you prepare for your fall group, work with the online materials, and facilitate the individual sessions and retreats.
In just under two minutes, Susie Tierney, JFM Director of Organizing, provides three helpful tips for facilitating difficult conversations in your JustFaith group or other JustFaith Ministries program group.
Susie Tierney, JFM Director of Organizing, provides a couple of tips for inviting guest speakers into your JustFaith Ministries program group, including a few tips on where to find guest speakers on particular topics.
Susie Tierney, JFM Director of Organizing, defines the difference between “service” and “immersion” and provides a couple of tips for planning successful immersion experiences for your JustFaith Ministries program.
Susie Tierney, JFM Director of Organizing, outlines the primary ways to invite participants into your JustFaith and EngagingSpirituality groups. Susie shares about setting up promotion weekends in parishes or congregations, personally contacting those who have expressed an interest in the program, and engaging JustFaith graduates in extending personal invitations. While the tips are geared for summer promotion, they are helpful no matter what time of year you are working on promotion.
JustFaith Ministries programs invite participant groups to move beyond their immediate circle of care to encounter others engaged in the healing work of the Gospel. This webinar explores prayerful ways to enrich immersion experiences and creative approaches to identifying potential locations for encounter. Director of Programs, Joe Grant, will present a vision and a framework for immersions rooted in the faithful practices of visiting, listening, and sharing.
Dialogue is a central component of JustFaith Ministries programs. It requires a movement from sharing thoughts to sharing from the heart, a constant willingness to remain open. It is no easy practice! This webinar will provide an explanation of the differences between discussion and dialogue and offer guidance on how to cultivate the heartfelt sharing and open-hearted listening of dialogue. JFM Program Associate, Cory Lockhart, will lead us through the many ways we can encourage depth in ourselves and others through dialogue.
It is not unusual for even the most seasoned facilitator to feel nervous about gathering a group of people in prayer. This webinar, hosted by Program Team member, Mandy Olivam, aims to ease some of that anxiety by offering guidance on the preparation and practice of group prayer.
Designed for JFM program facilitators and coordinators who are looking for ideas on how to recruit for an upcoming JFM program. Join PJ Edwards, a JFM board member, as he offers ideas and thoughts on this process.
JustFaith Weekly Promotion
Looking for help with JustFaith promotion in your parish, congregation or area? Below is a twenty-five week, comprehensive JustFaith promotion strategy that can be used any time of year. Are you planning to begin JustFaith sooner than twenty-five weeks from now? Click on any of the weeks below for valuable promotion tips and all the resources you need to go with them..
Week One (promotion co-coordinator, bulletin announcement)
Week Two (setting up a promotion weekend)
Week Three (JustFaith graduate get-together)
Week Four (setting group schedule)
Week Five (creating a simple database)
Week Six (initial Facebook posting)
Week Seven (preparing for promotion weekend)
Week Eight (preparing for promotion weekend)
Week Nine (follow-up from promotion weekend)
Week Ten (new bulletin announcement)
Week Eleven (social media posts)
Week Twelve (JustFaith flyers)
Week Thirteen (follow-up email to interested)
Week Fourteen (register group)
Week Fifteen (new announcement)
Week Sixteen (JustFaith flyers)
Week Seventeen (personal note to interested)
Week Eighteen (promotion weekend)
Week Nineteen (inviting grads to invite)
Week Twenty (new announcement)
Week Twenty-One (promotion weekend invites)
Week Twenty-Two (promotion weekend)
Week Twenty-Three (follow-up with interested)
Week Twenty-Four (last announcement)
Week Twenty Five (Ordering Books/Videos)