…becoming aware that the three-month cycles of activity in a cluster is the “rhythmic pulse of the programme of growth”
“… the three-month cycles of activity — rhythmic pulse of the programme of growth …”
…realizing that there are “two complementary perspectives on the pattern of action” that develop in a cluster
“… to keep two complementary perspectives on the pattern of action developing in the cluster firmly in view: one, the three-month cycles of activity—the rhythmic pulse of the programme of growth—and the other, the distinct stages of a process of education for children, for junior youth, and for youth and adults.”
…understanding that the process of education in a cluster contains “three stages”
While understanding clearly the relationship that connects these three stages, [“for children, for junior youth, and for youth and adults”] the friends are aware that each has its own dynamics, its own requirements, and its own inherent merit.
…becoming “conscious” of the “operation of powerful spiritual forces”
Above all, they are conscious of the operation of powerful spiritual forces, whose workings can be discerned as much in the quantitative data that reflect the community's progress as in the array of accounts that narrate its accomplishments.
…deepening our capacity for fostering a “rich and intricate pattern of life” within a cluster
As the experience of the friends has deepened, their capacity for fostering within a cluster a rich and intricate pattern of life, embracing hundreds or even thousands of people, has risen. How pleased we are to note the many insights the believers are gaining from their endeavours.
…realizing the dynamic nature of the Plan at cluster level and trying not to simplify it
… the Plan's gradual unfoldment at the level of the cluster is a dynamic process, one that is necessarily complex and does not lend itself to ready simplification.