We read this statement together before every group discussion. It helps transition the group to discussion time, it reaffirms our highest values, and sets a tone of trust, consistency, and safety for everyone in the group.
We are a group of imperfect people pursuing a perfect God. We exist to help each other find and follow Christ. These are some things we want to be true of our group:
- We create a safe and honest environment, staying transparent and authentic.
- We keep it inside the circle. Confidentiality is necessary for a healthy group.
- We look together to the Bible for help and guidance, and keep out our own politics, sales, or agendas.
- We do not try to fix each other, preach sermons, or give unsolicited advice. We instead encourage, listen to, and celebrate each other.
- We handle conflict between us quickly and honestly by going to the person, owning our part, and practicing forgiveness.
- We respect each others’ time by starting and ending when we say we will.
- We trust that it is God’s role to change people, not ours.
- We believe that in Jesus Christ, there is hope for everyone.
Describe one experience you have had where you took a huge leap of faith.
We start out each week's homework discussion with the same question: "What was the most meaningful moment for you this week? It may be a Bible verse, principle, revelation, new understanding, or conviction."
Now turn to page 164 & 165 and answer the questions as a group.
Discuss the "Video Group Discussion Questions" on page 101.
Week Four homework starts on page 103, "I Am The Resurrection And The Life & I Am The Way And The Truth And The Life."