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Breaking into Small Groups: Collage of Quotes

Tomorrow kicks off the big “Spiritual Pilates” retreat. I’m excited and ready to go lead it!

One of the things I love to do with retreats is find a creative way to break people into small groups. Here’s the set of 42 individual images that we’ll be spreading out on the table as people come in on Saturday morning. Each person takes a card. If you look close, you’ll notice that there are really 7 pictures, cut into 6 pieces each.

Is there a surprise involved with the pictures? Oh my word, yes! There’s a cool twist coming on Saturday afternoon when we talk about the Beatitudes…

collage of quotes

So I get a little excited about these things. Isn’t that what you want in a retreat leader? Got any cool ideas around small groups? You know I’m all ears, people!

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  • Ritch in Love
    March 13, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Just wanted to say Welcome to SITS!

  • carma
    March 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Any time a bunch of creative artsy types get together, there are always lots of interesting ideas that percolate 🙂
    came by to welcome you to SITS. Glad you’re on board!
    carma

  • Mrs. Jelly Belly
    March 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    What a great idea for selecting groups. Good luck with your retreat!

    Dropping by to welcome you to SITS – glad to have you join us!

  • Liz
    March 14, 2009 at 8:43 am

    What an awesome idea, Paula! I hope you have a great time at the retreat.

  • Katherine E.
    March 14, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    So creative!