Monday, January 24, 2011

On the Baha'i Institute Process: One blogger's succinct overview

I have great interest in blogs that feature the Baha'i Institute Process on a regular basis. This post on The Correlator provides a wonderful overview. Click over and read this entry in its entirety. -gw
...people who are attracted to Bahá’u’lláh and His teachings enter into a process of lifelong learning and service by which they are nurtured to acquire capacity and skills. The entire world is organized into small geographic areas called clusters. Every cluster begins its development when a nucleus of people embark on a process that unites study of the creative words of Bahá’u’lláh with actions that put them into practice. One of the earliest phases is the study in small groups of a course on the life of the spirit, prayer and life after death, joined with the activity of starting a prayer meeting to which any and all people in one's neighbourhood are invited. The next phase is the study of service itself, in a second study course which is paired with the service action of visiting people in their homes to discuss spiritual themes and the actions by which they can be put into practice. The third phase is to study the principles of spiritual education for children in a third study course. The service action for this course is to start or support a children's class. And so it goes. Successive courses create capacities to guide and support junior youth, serve selflessly and effectively on elected bodies and committees, and so on. Every cluster where this process of study paired with service is underway is considered to have a Program of Growth.

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