Much has been written about the practice of one-to-one spiritual direction, but much less about small group communities that offer in-depth mutual spiritual support and guidance to its members. But small groups are most likely the more usual setting for spiritual companionships and have a strong biblical, theological and historical foundation in the Christian tradition.
This book offers a detailed presentation of ten small group models, plus guidance in group leadership dynamics. It also presents material related to group retreat work, spiritual guidance with organizations, and a peer supervision/consultation model for supporting leaders of spiritual companionship groups, and retreats.
Church leaders, spiritual directors and educators are looking for the kinds of resources this book provides to assist them in understanding and leading groups and retreats.
"This book is not for the person looking for an easy resource to plan a retreat or small group study. It is designed for Church leaders, spiritual directors and educators who are looking for assistance in understanding and leading groups and retreats."
—Dorothy S. Linthicum, editor, Episcopal Teacher