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First Steps to start a New Faith Group …
For ideas and process, download the conversation guide: Planting Churches that Multiply (above) – and with a few friends start working through the ideas. With this, read through the book of Acts in the New Testament and learn to pray conversationally. This way of praying is so natural and refreshing. You can download the short article above. See where the Holy Spirit leads. Then …
1. Connect with people – through eating with and listening to them. Don’t wait another week. Find an opportunity to eat with an unchurched family member, neighbor, friend – and listen to them.
2. Gather a small group of family or friends: Perhaps your teenage or adult kids who no longer connect with church, would join you for a meal at home or cafe; maybe 2 or 3 friends!
3. Print a bookmark with the five questions (1) anything new? (2) anything we don’t like (3) anything we don’t understand? (4) anything we will apply to our lives? (5) anything we will share with another this week & with whom?
4. Read the Gospel of Mark together – one story or chapter at a time, using the bookmark questions for discussion.
5. Pray conversationally.