Cada semana se enfoca en aprender sobre una persona específica del grupo. Esa persona compartirá su propia historia, con la profundidad y enfoque que quiera él/ella, y después los demás presentes le darán preguntas más allá para comprenderlo mejor, luego afirmarán directamente a la que compartió su historia.
"Convivencia" llamamos los grupos Life Together que se componen de al menos 50% hispanohablantes nativos y los demás ingleshablantes nativos. Un intérprete ayudará a facilitar la conversación; todos niveles de idioma son bienvenidos.
Para integrarse con el grupo, por favor marque "Convivencia" abajo, y asegúrese de no perder más de dos reuniones del grupo.
Life Together groups are intentionally diverse (at least 50% people of color) circles of people who share life stories. There is no "curriculum;" our lives are the basis for conversation (the 'sacred text'). New City coordinates Life Together groups because we believe that they are love training for connecting with people across difference.
Structure: each week will focus on learning specifically about one person. That person will share their own story (as much of it as they feel comfortable sharing), followed by questions from the group, then affirmations. All faiths are welcome to attend.
Convivencia is the bilingual version of Life Together groups, with at least 50% native Spanish speakers and the remaining native English speakers. Translators will help facilitate and all language levels are welcome.
The Unpacking Toxic Masculinity Group group embraces the same story-sharing model, but exists solely for male-identifying folks looking to gain closer relationships with other male-identifying folks. This is intended to be a safe place where men can share freely about the unhealthy ways they have been socialized to relate to women (and other genders) and one another, striving to build positive, vulnerable relationships.
The Deconstructing Evangelical Purity Culture group is for female-identifying folks looking to heal and build relationships with others coming out of purity culture. We will use the same story-sharing model as all of our Life Together groups, but our sharing will focus specifically on how our relationships with our bodies and sexuality have been impacted by purity teachings in the church.
The Experiencing Mental Health Life Together Group follows the same story-sharing model as all of our groups, but will specifically explore the role Mental Health and the Mental Health system has played in our lives. It seeks to examine the power structures, labels, challenges, resilience, and wisdom that comes with being "mentally ill." We will also seek to understand the roles gender, race, ability, and sexuality play in mental health. * This group is not therapy, nor will a trained therapist be present; rather, this is a community coming together to explore questions around mental health in the context of life stories. *
We ask that you commit to attend the first meeting and to miss no more than two subsequent gatherings..