Faithful Citizen Starter Kit

Faithful Citizen Starter Kit


Faithful Citizen Starter Kit: Living Responsibly in a Global Society

Faithful Citizen is a six-session small group adult study developed by the Center for the Congregation in Public Life that explores two views of current American life " individualism and the common good " and asks how to faithfully respond to the interlocking global challenges of economics, ecology, security, and health.

Each session may be conducted in one hour or expanded to include a meal and personal sharing.
• Session 1: Global Society “Why worry about the world's troubles? I've got enough of my own!
• Session 2: Global Economy “Is my job going to China?
• Session 3: Global Ecology “I've changed my light bulbs. Now what?
• Session 4: Global Security and Governance “Why don't I feel safe? And besides, why do they hate us?
• Session 5: Global Health “Why risk getting shots if plenty of other people refuse to be immunized?
• Session 6: Civic Virtue “How can we teach citizenship? We don't even have time to eat together!

The course includes a DVD with six 10-minute conversations between renowned sociologist Robert Bellah, author of Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, and Donald W. Shriver Jr., Emer. Pres., Union Theological Seminary (NYC). The DVD also includes six 5-minute clips that uncover the challenges, tensions, and unresolved dilemmas created by the current global situation. 

Click here for a sample from the introduction the Leader's Guide.

Faithful Citizen includes two resources:
1.   A six-session Leader Guide with detailed session plans and discussion questions for each week. Also includes a DVD with two video segments for each session (1 hour 30 minutes total).
2.   A 122-page Study Guide includes weekly background information on topics plus discussion questions, prayers, and resources for reflection.

How To Get Started
•  Purchase 1 Starter Kit for each facilitator.  Includes 1 Leader Guide (with DVD) and 1 Study Guide.   ($55.71 ea)

•  Purchase 1 Study Guide for each participant (click here to order).  ( $16.95 ea)

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