Your leader will create an online group and invite you (by email or text) to accept this, You need to accept this.
You may need to download Zoom or Google meet etc. Ask your leader.
Get a notebook or journal to use for taking notes from the podcast and also during your Reunion meet up.
Listen to the resource teaching, the link will be on the dates page a week prior to your meet-up. Take notes on what stirs you or catches your attention.
Allow up to 30 minutes for the podcast/video. Allow 10 minutes to take notes after it.
Find out the day and time for your online call. If we are providing your leader we will let you know times when the group is formed.
Use headphones, its cuts down feedback loop 'squealing', makes you more clear and better heard.
Use mute if someone comes into the room and talks to you, also great when nipping to the loo!
On your first call work out what everything on your screen is for.
Use good internet. If it isn't great then close camera and only use audio, it needs less bandwidth. You might need to move to another room for better reception.
keep prayers short!
use the chat box for side conversations or extra info helpful to the topic like links to a website or a bible verse.
Don't hog the airwaves with the sound of your own voice.
The Gathering and Connect sections here are your guide for week 1 & 2.
Find a quiet spot to make your call and arrive a few minutes early.
As people arrive find out about each others day.
When everyone arrives someone needs to say, 'lets start'. If you need to leave early, warn us at this point.
When ready, everyone share what their hope for their time on reunion is.
For the first and second week each person takes their turn to share their faith story. Split up the sharing over both weeks.
Decide at the beginning how long you need both for sharing and response by others. For example 10 minutes to share and 10 for the response.
When its your moment, share your faith story with all its bumps and brilliance.
After you share, invite the others to respond using the guidelines from the first podcast (click on the podcast notes option to see the guidelines).
Write down what others share, they are trying out 'seeing' and 'hearing'. After everyone has reflected, give feedback to them.
Using what you've heard and your hope for reunion finish your part with a short prayer.
(available from 7th Sept).