Week One: A Functioning Church Member
CONNECT TO EACH OTHER
Icebreaker – Share with the group an early memory of going to church. It can be serious or humorous, emotional or lighthearted. It can be from childhood or when you started attending church in adulthood.
Each Person Share – What are some of the greatest blessings to having a church family?
CONNECT TO THE WORD
Read the Scripture lesson for this week, from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27.
CONNECT TO THE BOOK
Read and discuss as a group the questions from chapter one, found on pages 19-20.
Read aloud together the First Pledge found on page 18.
CONNECT TO GOD IN PRAYER
Ask your group for prayer requests before you start. You may begin with a prayer that starts like this.
Loving Lord, we praise You and acknowledge You to be our God. You have made us Your sons and daughters through the work of the Holy Spirit, creating faith in our hearts. Thank you for making us part of Your family by grace. Open our eyes to how we can truly live as a member of Your household and as a member of the body of Christ. Bless our congregation as we learn, live, and share Christ together during our Spiritual Growth Campaign. We also ask You…