SESSION REVIEW 15 MINUTES
Look back at your notes and the ebook from the previous session.
We’ve done some rethinking about God, his mission in this world, and our identity: learning that because we are image bearers, we are part of a team changing our culture and living out God’s mission in our daily lives.
What were the main points from the previous session?
What were your personal takeaways?
Because we are blessed to be a blessing, let’s rethink our involvement and what our role is on the team.
“It’s not the church that has a mission, but it’s the mission that has a church.” – Alan Hirsch
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 15 MINUTES
Have there been times when your life has looked more like a pie or a wheel? Describe what that was like.
See the list entitled “What Are Your Next Steps?” in the ebook. As you think about how God has wired you, are there one or two things on the list that excite you and would be interesting to pursue?
“Our story as children of God is not only a story of spiritual giants. It’s a story full of people just like you, who simply said yes to making Jesus famous among all of the nations.”
EXPLORING THE GROWTH OF THE CHURCH 25 MINUTES
Use this timeline individually and quietly for about 10 minutes to explore the Growth of the Church, and ask God to show you how He has built His Church through the centuries. (Follow the timeline link in your ebook or click here.)
What stood out to you the most as you reflected on the names and movements through the centuries?
Respond as a group in prayer.