Shiloh Spiritual Center

...where your mind learns and your heart embraces the practical application of living in joy, ease and grace.
Meeting you on your journey to...
 See Differently, Live Profoundly...
  

Shiloh's Organizational Model:

Meta~Groups


 Next Cycle: TBD'd

 

Meta~Groups 

Purpose:

  • meet weekly for a designated number of weeks [6-8-10 or 12] within the time frame of each cycle;
  • participate in a topic or activity of mutual interest;
  • link the group's activity to spiritual relevance;
  • reduce the "hosting" effort and allow the group to rotate the responsibility
  • select the 2-3 hour, local COMMUNITY SERVICE activity by week 3 in order to coordinate and prepare:
    • groups may coordinate a joint effort for their community service.
    • CRITERIA for Community Service: it must be of service to another/others or an organization that serves the community; offered without promotion or ulterior motive; does not cost meta-group participants any $$, only time, energy and kindness. Provides a strong connection within the group and to the community.

FORMAT:

Meta~Groups consist of 3-10 people who agree to meet for 1.5 -2 hours each week (for 6, 8, 10 or 12 weeks) to participate in a specific interest, activity, or topic during that cycle.  

Included in each session is a 15-20 minute period dedicated to discussing the relevant spiritual principle(s) that guide our human endeavors and influence our activities.

Each host determines his/her topic/activity for the cycle and sets the day, time and location with Shiloh's approval. Venue options:  living room, spacious garage, protected back yard, office conference room, community center, library meeting room, etc.  Requirement:  it must be available at NO CHARGE and accommodate the chosen activity.

Each host personally invites attendees or receives a request to join through Shiloh. The host contacts the potential member and makes the decision to accept the request or not.  NO specific location information is provided publicly nor to requesting individuals until the actual invitation is made by the host.  (This process keeps the group from exceeding the 10 person limit;  precludes "walk-ins" and helps to insure everyone's safety and comfort.) Exception:  FREE Public places, i.e. libraries, are advertised via flyers.  RSVP's are still required to insure that the 10 person limit is not exceeded.

  • There is NO FEE charged for attending a META~Group.  EXCEPTION: Science of Mind-Shiloh curriculum study groups where a tuition and a materials charge are applied. SOM/Shiloh curriculum groups are teaching sessions conducted by a SOM minister or practitioner

The host is responsible for preparing the space and managing the group's use of time during the exchange and discovery process, not teaching content.  There is NO TEACHING REQUIRED of hosts. The group is oriented toward self-facilitation.

Every NEW host must attend a 3-hour training session prior to cycle start. Every host has access to coaching throughout their hosting period.  NEXT "Host Training": (to be announced).  PLEASE contact Shiloh (shilohspirit1@aol.com) if you're interested in being a Meta~Group Host.

The Group Cycle...

The modified 6, 8, 10 or 12-week cycle is determined by the Host and Shiloh leadership.  The sessions will start and end within the designated 3-month cycle period.

Wk 1: meet & greet, plus topic overview; each person makes the commitment to the group to attend all sessions and appropriately participate.

Wk 2 + (until Community Service week): participate in the activity/topic, with 15 minutes of each session spent in discussing/applying relevant spiritual principles, via insights from the activity, heightened spiritual perspective, etc.

Last week of group:  Group-selected community service activity. 

Shiloh Visitation--Sunday of last week of cycle: celebration of group experience; group participants share at Shiloh during that Sunday's Wake-UP! service.

Upon completion of each cycle, there is a break of 2-3 weeks, followed by the next cycle (3 cycles per year). Each person may choose to continue with the same group, join a different activity group, OR host a group, etc.

     

   

 


You're invited to join a group that

  • appeals to your curiosity,
  • a group that is close to you,
  • a group your friend has joined ...or,
  • a group that just sounds like great fun!  

It is your choice! 

Sign-ups:  to be announced 

Do you have a suitable space or know of a place that could be used for a META~Group activity? 

To coordinate all details:

619 640-2020

This Small-Group model has been supported around the world with great success for more than 60+ years!  The degree of involvement and the lives changed is inspiring!  

Is it worth a look to find out what it's all about, get involved and change your life?

  We think so!!