We want our journey groups to be a place where people can live on mission together and experience community. Here are a couple of ways a group can be on mission together:
One Mission: The entire small group commits to going after the same mission. This can be a new idea originating from the group, or it can involve plugging into an existing ministry or program in the community.
Multiple Missions: Each member of the group has a specific mission they are following God in.
The group provides a place to celebrate individual stories, wrestle through questions and challenges and provide support and encouragement.
Take some time to allow the people in your group to share who they are currently blessing. Celebrate individual stories and work through questions and challenges while providing support and encouragement. Review the acronym BLESS, then share your stories of who you are currently blessing.
B - Begin with prayer: We will pray for the people or place to which we are sent.
L - Listen: We will listen to the people or place to which we are sent.
E - Eat: We will share meals with those to whom we are sent.
S - Serve: We will respond to the needs we discover among those to whom we are sent.
S - Story: We will share the story of Jesus and what he is doing in our lives with those to whom we are sent.