There is often a hurried last minute feeling as we launch into the rhythm and routine of fall. Then all of the sudden you look up and it’s October. I hope that for many of you who have started the CnC program this fall, you are feeling like you understand the format and the ways to connect it with your community and context. The last two pieces of our Quick Start-Up Guide encourage you to do two things:
1. Schedule time to review the program. You may have noticed that the curriculum is very complete and thorough. So much so that it can feel like you can just turn to the Session right before your class and teach. I encourage you to give yourself a chance to get ahead of the game. Spend at least 30 minutes reviewing the material for a session so that you can interact with it with the participants. After class, see what is coming up next and stay ahead of it! Reviewing the upcoming lessons will help you understand the road map of the program.
2. Don’t panic. Or to be more Biblical about it, Fear not. Take a deep breath. Let go of the need for things to be perfect. Let go of any anxiety about how much you have to do. Take one step at a time. It’s going to be all right. Remember: We’re here to help.
Please contact me if you have any questions, if you are navigating any obstacles, or if you just want to tell me how awesome everything is going for your congregation! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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