How The Circle Way helps religious orders deal with the declining number of women who want to become vowed sisters and also helps them plan to house and care for retiring and ailing sisters.
How circle helped a church board build relationship and develop a plan for the future of the congregation in only six hours.
Whether pastor, staff, lay leader, or consultant, questions can open space, invite and evoke insight and wisdom from groups and individuals and change entire cultures. Asking good, open, honest, high-level questions is an art and a science.
The Circle Way helps the staff and a committee of a church question assumptions, resolve conflicts, identify needs, create a new position, and hire an employee to fill it.
The Circle Way creates a safe space for middle school girls to talk about the pressures, joys, and paradoxes of ensuing teenager-hood.
Wheaton Franciscan Sisters learn that, “Circle incarnates the value of hearing each voice and strengthens a common sense of wholeness.” Meeting in circle regularly gave them great hope that they would hold together in uncertain times and could do what they needed to.
A church gives each congregant a $20 bill with the instructions to “bless the world.” Eight congregants gather in circle, pool their money, and decide how to give it away.
Using circle with a congregation the get through an impasse and work together to sit in the unknown to discover how to move forward.
On creatively dealing with leading a church choir during a month-long period where there was no director.
On witnessing the divine work in circle and seeing other's connections to their callings come out in the safe space circle creates.
On using circle in one church's meetings to get to the heart of issues and helping enthusiastic volunteers be effective in their positions.
"How do I introduce circle into my existing group?" There are as many responses to that question as there are circles. In this piece MaryBrooks Tyler of Tocopola, Mississippi beautifully demonstrates how well subtlety works in this process.