Seeing Anew: ‘From and Towards’

Trainers

Give participants the table and the instructions. An example of some 'From and Towards statements' are included after the table if you need some examples to get people started.

Look at the list of Seeing Anew statements and in the 'From' column, write where your students/pupils might be coming from. For example, are they moving from apathy towards love, or are they moving from a stronger emotion?

From

Towards

  1. connecting faith with all of life.
  2. honouring the wonder of God's world.
  3. curiosity about life's big questions.
  4. meaning, significance and purpose.
  5. seeing people holistically.
  6. being challenged and changed.
  7. celebrating grace.
  8. appreciation and gratitude.
  9. delighting in God’s world.
  10. focused, loving attentiveness.
  11. respect and reverence.
  12. trust and affirming faith.
  13. humility and hospitality.
  14. seeking the good of others.
  15. finding worth through love.
  16. interdependence and community.
  17. love and forgiveness.
  18. hope and joy.
  19. self-control and peace.
  20. embracing responsibility.
  21. Christian values and virtues.
  22. healing brokenness and seeking justice.
  23. encouragement and working for change.
  24. giving and serving others.

One example

  1. From keeping faith and life separate, to connecting faith with all of life.
  2. From not appreciating creation to honouring the wonder of God's world.
  3. From apathy to curiosity about life's big questions.
  4. From ‘just facts’ to meaning, significance and purpose.
  5. From seeing people as parts (just bodies, minds, etc.) to seeing people holistically.
  6. From ‘mastering’ in learning to being challenged and changed.
  7. From a ‘bare minimum’ or a contractual attitude to life to celebrating grace (receiving more than is deserved, unearned love and blessing).
  8. From apathy or ingratitude to appreciation and gratitude.
  9. From stressing only what is useful to delighting in God’s world.
  10. From superficial attention to focused, loving attentiveness.
  11. From indifference or lack of respect to respect and reverence.
  12. From lack of trust to trust and affirming faith.
  13. From self-importance and wariness of being open to others, to humility and hospitality.
  14. From focusing on self to seeking the good of others.
  15. From inappropriate self-esteem to finding worth through love.
  16. From detachment or one-way dependence to interdependence and community.
  17. From hatred or lack of concern to love and forgiveness.
  18. From despair or dejection to hope and joy.
  19. From lack of limits and anxiety to self-control and peace.
  20. From not accepting accountability to embracing responsibility.
  21. From lack of awareness of values or adverse values to Christian values and virtues.
  22. From hurt and injustice to healing brokenness and seeking justice.
  23. From discouragement to encouragement and working for change.
  24. From lack of generosity to giving and serving others.