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Like Leaven
Love for God and commitment to the teachers and catechists of their parish and school is the motivating force of the Into the Fields facilitator's ministry. In a sense, he or she has made a covenant, as God did with the prophets and the people: to be a sign of God among the members of the group. Like leaven in the dough, the facilitator's role is to empower the group members to grow and to become bread for others by becoming the best catechists and teachers, youth ministers or catechumenate team members, they can be.

Facilitation is a method of serving the members of the group by setting the stage, guiding the discussion and allowing the group members to draw conclusions on their own. In order to do this, facilitators will want to emulate God's example, helping the members of the group become aware of God's presence among them as they share and discern. They can best fulfill this role by reflecting on the Word of God and on the experience of gathering in the Sunday Assembly, by praying for the members of their group, and by keeping in mind the purpose of the gatherings.
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