by June Miller
As you may know, from December 2-10, facilitators Craig Gilliam and Betty Johnson will lead listening circles throughout Virginia Mennonite Conference. Working with circles of up to 12 participants, plus 2 liaison team reps. listening circles will be held in each district. Please allow 1.5 hours per session. For rational and history for initiating this process, see the article from Sara Wenger Shenk.
There are still many open times. Any member of VMC churches or church related ministries are welcome to attend. Note: sessions designated for specific districts are guidelines only. We would like to see the circles filled.
Gilliam & Associates will also conduct a survey that will reach well beyond the listening circles for hearing from many more persons. The survey will be distributed after listening circles are complete.