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Orientation

To download Skype to your computer or phone and add. click here 

Your leader will create a Skype group call and invite you (by email or text) to accept this, You need to accept this.

Get a notebook or journal to use for taking notes from the podcast and also during your Xplore meet up.

Listen to the resource teaching (the link is in the connect section on this page). Take notes on what stirs you or catches your attention. 

Allow up to 30 minutes for the podcast/video. Allow 10 minutes to take notes after it.

Find out the day and time for your Skype call. 

Skype EtiquetTE

Use headphones, its cuts down feedback loop 'squealing', makes you more clear and better heard. 

Use mute if someone comes into the room and talks to you, also great when nipping to the loo!

On your first call work out what everything on your screen is for.

Use good internet. If it isn't great then close camera and only use audio, it needs less bandwidth.

Keep prayers short!

Use the chat box for side conversations or extra info helpful to the topic like links to a website or a bible verse.

Gathering

The Gathering and Connect sections are your guide for week 1 & 2.

Find a quiet spot to make your call and arrive a few minutes early.

As people arrive find out about each others day. 

When everyone arrives someone needs to say, 'lets start'. If you need to leave early say now.

When ready, everyone share what their hope for their time on Xplore is.

For the first and second week each person takes their turn to share their faith story. Split up the sharing over both weeks.

Decide at the beginning how long you need both for sharing and response by others. For example 10 minutes to share and 10 for the response. 

Connect

When its your moment, share your faith story with all its bumps and brilliance.

After you share, invite the others to respond using the guidelines from the first podcast (click on the podcast notes option to see the guidelines).

Write down what others share, they are trying out 'seeing' and 'hearing'. After everyone has reflected, give feedback to them.

Using what you've heard and your hope for Xplore finish your part with a short prayer.

Next person.