Dear Participant, Most of us hunger to grow and find like-minded Christians to grow with us. I want to explain how I will be offering you safety, confidentiality, and new challenges in "Spiritual Health: A Foundation."
This study is not a place to play “follow the pastor” or remain passive about growth. Our study is designed to be interactive in community. We expect participation: commenting, volunteering ideas, wrestling with issues in the videos, reading, and other posts. We ask you to show up, as you are, not as you wish to be. Vulnerability may not feel safe at times, so we ask you to share as the space and relationships warrant. You will become more known, and therefore more loved and appreciated for who you are, the more we get to know you. Sometimes, we know some issues are too personal for a group discussion and we suggest you set up a private eMentoring appointment with Dale or Jonalyn to keep growing.
Some issues require professional care and/or professional group therapy outside the context of an online spiritual mentorship-type community. By joining this study, you are accepting the responsibility to consider professional help, if necessary, and you are willing to step away from the group if what we offer isn’t a good fit for your particular needs. Jonalyn and I are aware of our own limitations so we will gently, personally and privately let you know if we recommend another professional to assist in your situation.
Keep in mind that everything shared in the group stays in the group. We’ve got your back the best we can. Anyone knowingly violating another's secrets will be removed from the group immediately. This is not a gossip-center for drama. This is a meeting of ragamuffin saints who deserve full dignity, ready to face the headwinds of healing.