The Circle Way for Communities of Faith

by Ivy Thomas. The Circle Way, 2017.

The Circle Way is a modern-day adaptation of an ancient council method of decision-making. This booklet applies the Circle Way to modern congregations as a way to foster open conversations.


modern process of communal decision-making, strategies for discernment, practices for healthy conversations

Best For

Christian or Jewish clergy, lay leaders


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Suggested Uses

  • Foster open conversation in a variety of settings by using the acronym HOLY as detailed in the book.
  • Establish a healthy environment for discernment by sharing these practices with team members involved.

About the Contributor
Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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