Golden Heart Spiritual Communities carries its mission in its name. We are all about enhancing the developmental experience of Spiritual Communities of all types as well as the individuals who provide the backbone for their growth. We have several tried and tested mechanisms to achieve that and we'd love to share them with you.
The purpose of Sacred Circles is to provide connection to other communities allowing for dialogue between ministers, confidential problem solving, prayer support. Circle members meet regularly to share information, resources, support, and technology. No two circles will be the same because adjustments will be made to accommodate the needs and requirements of the circles’ participants. Another opportunity in sacred circles is to adapt learning following professional development classes and workshops, to the local community. (Classes and workshops are generalized. In our sacred circles, we will work together to adapt those processes and procedures to the community.) Sacred circle members share problems and solutions while building connection and a sense of community with other communities. Investment – $50 per month, minimum 3-month commitment; 12 months, 1 time payment $500 if paid in full.
Spiritual Community Coaching
For Ministers – senior, staff, assistants, associates, pre-ordination, study group leaders, special focus---whatever ministry you are serving; or for those ministers who have lost their enthusiasm for ministry and are desirous of “upping their game”. Coaching is one-one and for pre-agreed several months and begins with an assessment of where you are in ministry and what you desire for yourself and your ministry.
Surveying where you are in your ministry, and work-life balance
Determining in your intention for coaching
The level of your commitment – do you want coaching for 3, 6 or 12 months?
Your vision for your ministry and personal life, your current situation, and desires for
Your commitment to confidential meetings for 30-45 minutes on zoom or another video platform
Coaching/mentoring in your first year of ministry or leading a new community?
You’re completing the activities or assignments designed to support you and your ministry
Coaching plan is unique to the minister and his/her desired outcome
** Both Patty and Sandra will be the coach dependent upon the needs of the individual minister.
For Practitioners – similarly, practitioner coaching begins with an assessment of one’s desires. Both Sandra and Patty were practicing practitioners prior to becoming ministers and have trained practitioners during their tenure in pulpit ministries.
For Community members (such as board members and volunteers) Coaching for community members is focused on their utilizing the principles in their personal lives as well as in support of the communities in which they serve.
Investment is variable - We want to keep our programs accessible to all so let’s talk about what you’d like to achieve and the ways we can make this financially viable.
Ask a Minister
The purpose of Ask a Minister is to get immediate answers to current situations, problems, address issues or discuss with someone external to the situation. These calls can be scheduled, or unscheduled, for ministers or, if no minister, the center leader.
Additionally, there is one scheduled 30-minute coaching call with one of us per month. For an immediate answer, use email, call or text messaging.
Monthly Subscription – sign up for 6 or 12 months, Investment: $79.00 per month (discount for paid full for 12 months)
Periodic Workshops and Seminars on pre-announced topics; all will be followed by optional dialogue sessions to relate to personal community…how can you use what you have learned in your community?
Administrative Systems Development – coordination of various technologies and making full use of the technology the center already has
Wisdom of the Elders – seminars with ministers with 20 or more years in Ministry. Opportunity to dialogue with them