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The Process

The first step of Sacred Practice is a conversation with clergy and senior leadership.

 

In that conversation, I’ll want to learn as much as I can about your organization: 

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What are your organization’s goals?

What are your goals in working with Sacred Practice? 

What’s your organization’s current vision statement?  How widely is it known and understood? How does it guide and inform current practice?

What’s the structure of your leadership and professional staff? What are your strategies for cultivating leadership?  How do you train both leadership and employees in all areas?

What are your organization’s strengths and challenges?

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WHAT IS THE SUCCESS OF SACRED PRACTICE? 

An organization will conclude the Sacred Practice process with a well-articulated vision statement and thought-out, implemented plan enabling the congregation to actualize their sacred purpose throughout and begin to reap expected and unexpected rewards. As a result of this transformational work, a culture shift will emerge and words like bold, relevant, innovative, caring, and deeply meaningful will describe the community.

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HOW LONG DO ENGAGEMENTS TYPICALLY LAST?

Depending on the needs and plan required, anywhere from a single introductory two-hour session to the “full package,” which includes an in-depth plan for creating a vision statement and subsequent implementation process. The latter could take two years of consistent work followed by periodic continuing education opportunities.

 

From that initial information-gathering conversation and discussion of goals for Sacred Practice, I’ll create an action plan tailored to meet your organization's specific interests.

For more information or to discuss in more detail, contact me at catherine@sacred-practice.com

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Catherine's session on sacred listening to others helped me to understand the importance of active listening … to dissolve the boundaries between myself and the other and create sacred space so that we are able to acknowledge God's presence within us both.

—Carol Fisher, student in Sacred Listening class