Sharing A Course in Miracles is an open discussion group where all participants (regardless of how many years they have or haven't been studying the Course) participate equally in the discussions. We have no "experts" or "authorities" on the subject matter. Rather the Holy Spirit guides us as we allow and encourage open discussion by all.
A young woman named Essence K Smith originally founded this group in April, 2012. My name is Bob Brink, and I took over the scheduling of regular discussions from her in early 2013 as she became too busy with other commitments and was not able to attend regularly any more. I will always be grateful to Essence for starting this meet-up / discussion group. Every time I have attended, all who are present seem to be very engaged in the discussions and benefit from the insights shared by others.
Below is Essence K Smith's original post for founding this group:
I have been inspired to begin a study group for the book A Course in Miracles. After beginning the course about one year ago and quitting before finishing the text or the work book, I am beginning my journey through the course again. I am currently on page 102 in the text and working to complete lesson number 22. The purpose of this group is to find other people who may be beginning the course for the first time or have completed the course and have successfully applied the principles and concepts to their daily life. My purpose is not to lead a group, but to create a space of sharing for myself and others who are completing the course.