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As a facilitated experience of faith formation, Beloved Conversations requires attention to a wide range of intellectual, psychological, and developmental factors. By purchasing the curriculum, you also receive a 1.5 day retreat, facilitated by a member of our staff. The following 8 sessions are facilitated by two members of your congregation (two facilitators per group of 12-15 participants). Your purchase also includes four hours of coaching services to help you and your congregation respond to the dynamics that unfold as you go along.  

How to schedule Beloved Conversations  

Contact the Beloved Conversations Congregational Coordinator. During the call, we will:

  1. Discuss how the curriculum works, its history and impact with similar congregations, and how it’s different from traditional curriculum about race/ethnicity;
  2. Ask you to talk about the congregation’s experiences with discussions on matters of race/ethnicity. What does the congregation need to learn?
  3. How the curriculum speaks to both the learning and faith formation needs of People of Color and the white people in your congregation;
  4. Talk about the types of support a congregation needs to successfully use the curriculum;
  5. Consider how the Opening Retreat and follow-up session fits into your congregation’s programming calendar;
  6. Offer ways to share the cost and deepen the congregational learning;
  7. Assign one of our wonderful retreat leaders to shepherd your congregation into new ways of thinking, feeling and practicing Beloved Community.

 

Beloved Conversations is licensed to one congregation at a time, even in situations where the congregation “clusters” with another church. That license enables that congregation to re-use the curriculum as many times as it wishes. Each iteration of the curriculum begins with an Opening Retreat (led by a member of the Fahs Staff) designed to introduce participants to the spirit and power of this refreshing and spiritually robust approach to anti-racism/anti-racism work. All proceeds (beyond coaching fees, travel, and lodging) are returned to the Fahs Collaborative for development of future learning experiences that expand the sense of human possibility.