CONNECT TO EACH OTHER
Icebreaker – Who has been a Christian role model for you in your life, and an example that you look up to?
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 Timothy 3:1-7.
CONNECT TO THE BOOK
Read and discuss as a group the questions from chapter four, found on pages 52-53.
Read aloud together the Fourth Pledge found on page 52.
CONNECT TO GOD IN PRAYER
Ask your group for prayer requests before you start. You may begin with a prayer that starts like this.
Lord Jesus, You are the Good Shepherd, and we thank You for the ways You care for us, feed us, and guide us. We thank You for sending servants, pastors, teachers, and other church workers, who share Your word and help us grow in faith, hope, and love. Strengthen them for Your service, and place a hedge of protection around them and their families, that the schemes of the evil one may be brought to nothing. Let each of us realize how we can be leaders and examples to others in faith, hope, and love. We also ask You…