Christian Life Community
Cura Personalis (care of the whole person) stems from the desire to see and care for a person as God sees and cares for that person, and in gathering in groups, we seek to listen more deeply to God and others. CLC groups meet once a week for an hour and have the opportunity to attend retreats and activities througout the year.
Graduate Student Facilitators lead weekly faith-based reflection groups of seniors with one other co-leader. Leading a CLC group is a unique opportunity to create a space for open sharing and faith-based conversations through the lens of Ignatian Spirituality. Those interested shoud visit the CLC site and reach out in August or September (email@example.com). Open to all students.
GPS is an overnight retreat experience for first-year master's students that takes place in November. The retreat provides a space for engagement in self-reflection and meaningful conversation about the realities of navigating life in graduate school.
Graduate Student Facilitators are at least in their second year of graduate school and are responsible for delivering an 8 minute reflection talk about one of the retreat themes (transitions, relationships, detours, vocation) and leading small group breakout sessions with peers. Prior GPS experience is not needed to apply. The time commitment is as follows: 7 weekly 1 hour, 15 minute training meetings in the Fall semester and additional talk practice time (~3-5 hours). Applications are due mid- to late-April. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the GPS page for more information.
Hope Grief Support
Grieving the loss of someone can be confusing and isolating, especially in college. Hearing from and sharing with peers is an important part of coping, healing, and growing. HOPE Grief Support is a service offered for BC students to talk with other BC students who have experienced loss in their lives. The loss can be from the death of someone close or not-so-close, recent or not-so-recent. Groups form several times each semester based on peoples' schedules.
Graduate Student Facilitators who are interested in becoming involved with this program should contact Rick Rossi (Richard.Rossi@bc.edu). This opportunity is specifically oriented towwards those from the LMHC program, MSW, STM, or dual degree students from these fields.
Kairos is a weekend retreat that seeks to deepen or begin a student's connection to their spirituality and to explore their understanding of God's role in their lives. Using a simple approach to conversation and reflection, the retreat is open to students of all faith backgrounds. Students listen to talks, discuss in small groups, and experience some special Kairos surprises - all led by other students who have been on Kairos before.
Graduate Student Facilitators facilitate the team formation process using the provided Kairos director's manual and with support from the Kairos office. Meetings last 2 hours and occur 10-12 times leading up to the retreat. A day-long retreat is also a part of the preparation process. Honorariums include $750 for directors (those with experience leading Kairos) and $500 for assistant directors (those who many be new to the ministry). Applications are taken on a rolling basis, typically beginning after spring break for retreats occurring the following school year. If interested, please contact John Glynn (email@example.com).
Prism is a discussion group for lesbian, bisexual, questioning, trans*, queer, genderqueer, and/or other female-identified students. This program seeks to offer a safe space for students to both receive support and discuss any issues they face in their day-to-day lives.
Graduate Student Leaders would aid in facilitating these groups to the benefit of the students, directing conversation and promoting a welcoming atmosphere. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm. All students interested in Prism or other events offered by the LGBTQ+ Resource Department (panels, etc.) should contact Caroline Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Racial Identity Development Experience (R.I.D.E.)
R.I.D.E. is a weekend retreat offered by the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center. Generally held in January each year, the weekend provides a safe space for undergraduate students to consider and discuss experiences of race and identity. On this retreat, participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, reflect on their own personal experiences, and learn from other students.
Graduate Student Facilitators help lead the retreat, facilitate small group discussions, and share their experience with race and racial identity. If you would be interested in gaining valuable facilitation experience and engaging in discussions about race and identity, please consider applying! The application for Graduate Student Facilitators is due in mid- to late-October. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for information and deadlines.