Faith Leader Discernment Offerings
As part of Forest Hill’s commitment to developing spiritual lay leaders, we offer an intense, 28-week, small group program called Faith Leader designed to cultivate lay leaders by helping them develop a deeper connection with God, themselves, and others. The group gathers weekly to discern their spiritual gifts and types, develop spiritual disciplines, and explore and commit to personal plans for ministry.
The group is limited to 7-10 participants and is co-led by a team of 2 lay leaders and a staff member. The year begins and ends with weekend retreats and runs from September to May, with a break for Advent/Christmas. For info about the program, or to express interest in participating, contact the office or one of the pastors.
While almost 70 members have “graduated” from our Faith Leader program, others have asked for shorter offerings. Small Plates was conceived to fill this need and is now offered every other year in place of the longer program.
The Adult Education and Spiritual Development ministry will offer several Small Plates during the 2018-19 program year. The Fall offerings are expected to include an art experience, Christianity 101, Learnings from Prism on the Four Levels of Racism, and a meditation retreat in Advent.