Starting next month, I'm going to be facilitating a series of Wednesday night classes based on the book Wild At Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul. I'm almost finished reading the book (only three chapters left) and am pretty excited about it. I'm also a little worried about it, because the Wednesday night structure that we have at church isn't going to be a good fit for the recommended facilitating program. There are two big stumbling blocks: the course is eight sessions, we only have six scheduled and the course assumes a two hour session each time, our sessions will only be an hour. I'm definitely going to have to find a way to get two extra sessions in, which will probably involve planning some time outside of Wednesday nights that work well with the group. That probably won't be too difficult to take care of. The part I'm most unsure of is how to deal with the fact that there won't be enough time in each session to go over the material in the recommended fashion. Perhaps, once I finish the book and start really examining the facilitator's guide, I'll get some good ideas about how to modify the presentation so that it will fit. I've only thumbed through the facilitator's guide -- I thought it would be better to read the book in its entirety before delving into planning the sessions.
I should probably be talking about this over in christianity, as there might be more people over there who are familiar with the book, but I like to float ideas around in my own journal first. If anyone knows anything about this book or has experience facilitating this kind of series, I'd love to hear your comments. I'm comfortable in both teaching and facilitating roles, so I'm not too concerned about that -- this will be the first time that I've worked from a series that is more topical. Well, not quite -- I did teach a series based on Bruce & Stan's Guide To God: A User-Friendly Approach a year or so ago. But this one is a little different.
I should also get to bed. But a little insomnia for me means you get to read (hopefully) interesting journal entries.