The Critical Incident Format comes from the Education for Ministry program developed at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. What follows is an adaptation that can be used as a small group format. One parish used this with groups of four to five persons over their lunch hour, meeting weekly or every other week. There was a rotation of who was "critical" which could be preempted if another participant had an immediately critical issue. The purpose was not to solve the problem, but rather to get some perspective on it from a Christian base.
The format is as follows:
15 Adapted by a group of EFM graduates in Richmond, Virginia.
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