As groups go through the ten sessions of The Colossian Way, they will engage the sexuality and origins questions from many different directions. Each session follows our well-developed curriculum and follows the same Start-Unity-Prayer-Engage-Godward pattern.
|Introduce the topic, remember the goals, acknowledge God's presence, listen to a participant share some of their story|
|Learn and practice one truth that supports the work|
|Seek God's help for the work|
|Enter the messy conflict around the topic|
|Bring what has happened back to God in praise, lament, and hope|
Only about half of each session's time is spent on the topic of sexuality or origins. This is intentional because the groups are working not only on the particular questions before them, but also on becoming the kind of people who can work on those questions well.
As disagreements occur, and as the groups discover that things are more complex than first thought, the groups are challenged to speak the truth in love to one another. Each session in The Colossian Way offers a new opportunity to practice that.
“The Colossian Way is really about culture change within the church. The genius of the TCW structure is that every week we give substantial, thoughtful attention to both the unity of the church and the hard issues around a specific divisive topic. And we do so within the context of worship, prayer, and Scripture. This process and framework generate a deeper level of culture change.”
Joe Liechty, Goshen College