Values, Beliefs & Behaviours
This exercise is designed to engage people on the topic of values. It helps them understand what is meant by values, the beliefs that inform them and the linkage between values and behaviour.
- Make copies and distribute the worksheet. Ask people to complete the worksheet, identifying three values that are important in their life, their beliefs behind the value and some behaviours they exhibit relative to that value. It is best explained by showing an example. (A sample is included below, but it would be even more effective if the leader/facilitator had one of his/her own to share).
- Allow 10-15 minutes for people to complete the worksheet. This is not an easy exercise!
- Put people into pairs and ask them to share at least one of their values, beliefs and behaviours with their partner. Allow 10 minutes for this discussion.
- Depending on the size of the group and the context of the gathering, you might have people share one of their values with the group.
- Link the discussion with the organizational core values, recognizing that there should be particular behaviours that each person and ministry unit exhibit in regards to each of the core values. This could be a short summation of the exercise by the leader/facilitator, or it could lead into a longer discussion of the core values and your ministry unit.
|Please choose 3 values that
are important in your life (one
for each box below)
|What are your beliefs behind this value?||What behaviour(s) do you exhibit
relative to this value?
|1. Respect||Respect is integral to healthy
relationships and communities.
|Cultivate my listening skills.
Actively seek new experiences to broaden my horizons.
Keep an open mind to new ideas.
Model respectful behaviours to my children.
(Feel free to choose values not on the list)
Intimacy with God
Making a Difference