What is a Facilitator?
SFL is not a curriculum to be taught, but an experience. We use the word facilitator instead of leader to emphasize that this person’s primary roles are to help set the tone of the group & to guide participants’ journey through the story.
Most Christian teaching is a lecture-style format generally designed to transfer information. SFL is designed to help people discover & transfer FAITH and is radically different from other teaching methods.
Who can be a Facilitator?
Anyone who has been through the Story-formed Life can apply to become a facilitator. Because the SFL is a dynamic and interactive environment, facilitation is a learned skill. That being said, there are some people who thrive in these kinds of roles and you’ll know it as you’re experiencing it for yourself. Talk to your facilitator about what it’s like and they can help you determine whether it’s something you should pursue.
What is the Process of Becoming a Facilitator?
We ask that you experience the SFL as a participant first. This is because we want to make sure that you personally experience the unique nature to the SFL and what a good group should be like. The best facilitators are not the ones who simply know God’s story, but the ones who are continuously letting His Story form them. Click here to apply.
Ready to launch a group? Let us know on our Group Registration form. We’ll provide resources & support or help connect you with more participants if you want. Plus, we want to pray for you and encourage you along the way!
Want to spread the word about your group? Here is some example invite language to get you started.
Looking for the SFL Facilitator Guide?
Want printed handbooks for your group or audio recordings?
Click here to access all Facilitator Resources available.