Keep it simple.  It will be manageable and replicable.  

Rev. Mike Crawford, Coordinator of Congregational Development shares how anyone can facilitate a Prairie Fire gathering.


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  • Choose an easy model that can be reproduced.

  • The facilitator engages everyone in conversation.

  • Use written instructions every week.  This demonstrates that it is easy to do!

  • Base gathering on an easily repeatable pattern.

  • Repeatable pattern ideas:

  • Easy to do, easy to repeat, so that any facilitator is comfortable leading the discussion.  

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