(Edited Fall 2021)
A MSC Circuit group is an intentional group made up of clergy and/or lay leaders exploring various topics and subjects of interest. MSC Circuit Groups are inspired by John Wesley’s band meetings.
The purpose of circuits is to provide opportunities for lay and clergy leaders of local congregations to meet regularly with colleagues for worship, faith development, spiritual formation, mutual support, accountability, peer learning, resource sharing, mission strategy, and experimental collaboration. Circuits are strongly supported by the leadership of MSC and are required for clergy.
It doesn’t take much to start a MSC Circuit Group! All you really need is:
For more information about the nitty gritty details, please see the Circuit Leader Job Description. It will answer more of these questions!
You might also find that patience, a sense of humor, and a spirit of adaptability will come in handy for forming and leading these groups!
You should first decide:
Am I designing a new Circuit group?
Am I wanting to plug in as a leader with a Circuit group someone else is planning?
Tip: Even if you think someone in your network might not be interested, add them to your contact list anyway...their answer could surprise you!
Questions to ask yourself to determine whether my idea fits the Circuit Group model:
Is my idea centered around joyfully and intentionally connecting members of the Body of Christ with God and with one another?
Will my group invite joy, connection, and trust among lay and clergy leaders in the Mountain Sky Annual Conference?
Will my group be able to commit to meeting for 20-30 hours over the course of a year?
Pronouns: they/them/theirs (why pronouns matter)
MSC Circuit Host
C: 303-226-0786 | Ext: 171
Mountain Sky Conference
P.O. Box 462200
Centennial, CO 80015