The following list of links are to models for how to use the Spiritual Literacy DVDs in a variety of settings and with different audiences. In some cases, we will report on what people have told us they are doing with the series. Other models will be created by leaders of pilot projects after they have had some experience with the DVDs. If you have a story to share with others about how you have used Spiritual Literacy, please email us.
- Practicing Everyday Spirituality: A Small Group Process: This model was developed for use in the Purposeful Living Units Serve (P.L.U.S.) faith- and character-based living units in Indiana state correctional institutions. The model was developed by Mary Ann Brussat with suggestions from Chaplain Stephen Hall of the Indiana Department of Corrections and Rosemary Cunningham of New York, who participated for two years with the Brussats in a small practice group using the series.
This model encourages people to focus on their personal responses to the alphabet of qualities in the series and then find a way to practice them between gatherings. It also includes some recommended language for introducing the DVDs, the approach in the series, a definition of spirituality, and an understanding of practice.
- Multifaith Practice Group: This is how Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat and a group of friends used the DVDs in a small practice group meeting twice a month at the Brussats' loft. This model would also work for a family.
- Women's Spirituality Circle: The Spiritual Quest Group of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, has been meeting every week for several years to share their spiritual lives. During 2005 - 2006, they focused their meetings about the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy, including the Spiritual Literacy DVDs.
- Retirement Community: At the Linus Oakes Retirement Center in Oregon, 20 seniors, average age 84, are meeting weekly to watch the Spiritual Literacy DVDs and find ways to incorporate the alphabet qualities into their daily lives. This model includes some moving stories about what these elders have learned and shared with their community.