Forming groups can be held in an online format, and it works quite well! Here’s a testimonial from a Spiritual Director who is leading Forming on Zoom.
“We have utilized ZOOM for our sessions. The videos play great, and the technology has not seemed to impede the discussions, the attendance, or the value the participants are receiving from the course.” — Jim Long
We have created a document that will help you get started. There’s a lot of detail, but it’s not difficult. Just so you know … there are a number of ways in which facilitating the course online differs from leading in a classroom environment.
Also, be aware that Zoom now requires you to have a paid account in order to host people for longer than 40 minutes (Forming sessions last at least 90 minutes).
Please download the document below and take care to follow the guidelines we have provided, so that you have the best possible experience with your online groups!Download