STORIES IN GRACE (SING): A 36 lesson curriculum for restoration
The two-fold goal of the 36 lesson, trauma-focused STORIES IN GRACE curriculum is emotional healing and spiritual growth. It requires no literacy on the part of the participants and uses an inductive rather than deductive educational approach. The Campus Crusade for Christ MAGDALENA film is the "textbook" or "storybook" for the curriculum. This film consists of a variety of stories told by Mary Magdalena about Jesus' loving, compassionate, and healing ministry to many of the deeply wounded women in His day. Each of the 36 stories is taught using the one page Six-Step Lesson Format. This outline includes the story (film segment), open-ended discussion questions, a colorful graphic (teaching tool), class exercises, a Bible verse and prayer, and creative homework which is a way to practice outside of the class what was learned in the class. The results of this homework are discussed and celebrated at the beginning of the next session. In summary, each story and lesson have the potential to move broken-hearted woman and child one step closer to healing and hope.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
The one hour presentation is done via a multi-media power point. The outline is as follows:
1. Broad description of the problem (abuse of women/sex trafficking) in three cultures: Eastern, Tribal, and Western. (A list of resources will be on the reverse side of the Class Notes that each attendee will receive.)
2. Brief description of how the curriculum came to be and the partnerships that were required to make it applicable and available worldwide.
3. Quick discussion of the Six-Step Lesson Format.
4. Actually doing a lesson together. (This is where theory becomes reality and significant learning can occur.)
5. Q & A. (Often this gets cut a little short because there is considerable class involvement in doing the lesson. If possible an extra 15 minutes would be helpful.)
1. Experience a lesson and thereby learn how to teach/use the curriculum.
2. Appreciate/understand the inductive, trauma-sensitive structure of SING and understand how emotional healing and spiritual growth can occur.
3. Think creatively about how this resource for trauma recovery can be used in various venues.
Anyone interested in restoration
Prerequisites for Attendees
They simply need to be interested in the issue of human trafficking/sex trafficking and be desirous to find a successful restoration program.
Because of the various locations and ways this curriculum is being used, I have not allowed for any filming. Likewise, none of my multi-media power point is available.