Listen to the podcast.
We suggest taking notes to get the most from the podcast. Brief bullet points are below.
Neville has a strong Northern Irish accent. You may wish to download the transcript to follow along. Hopefully you'll attune to his tones in a week or two!
Talking to the family.
Sharing your story at your meet-up.
Over the next two week everyone take their turn to share their faith story, you can use the following to guide you. Your story might be one big moment but it's just as likely to have grown over a period of time. Your biggest challenge is to keep it to a maximum of 10 minutes (after all we want everyone to have a go)!
What was life like prior to any awareness of Jesus?
What was going on in or around you that triggered an awareness of Jesus and how that transitioned into you following Him?
Can you name a time or times when Gods presence impacted you or was very real to you in a way that has caused a deeper relationship with God?
Listening to the family.
How to respond to a story shared.
Using the guide you've listened to in this weeks podcast respond to the person who has shared their story.
You can do this in one of two ways.
After a person has shared you can take a minute to internally review with the Holy Spirit what the Spirit sees and what you hear to feed back.
We ask that...
Everyone shares their story.
Everyone responds to each story heard.
Only say what encourages and will strengthen and build up.
We ask this because silence is powerful. Our words therefore can reduce fear and build up the other person. This week and next are very active in building our little community. This may feel a little scary or risky but please take the risk. Risk is often the place of faith and growth.
Do you need extra notes?
click here for the bullet points from the podcast and some extra material thrown in. These are not extensive so we encourage you to take note as you listen. You can always print the bullet points and write your notes alongside them.