Connect Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and with Him and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of how God created us, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Connect Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you. At this time of isolating our Connect Groups are more valuable than ever. We have not stopped meeting together but have equipped leaders on different methods of engaging as well as creating some new groups that are meeting over zoom. We believe this is a time to dive deeper into what God has for you and your group.
If you are interested in signing up to be part of a Connect group, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org directly to get placed in a group.
Connect Questions 25/05/20
Considering the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke 18:9-14:-
1. The Pharisee seems more intent on telling God how good he is and what he does for God, when it should be the other way about! How much of our prayers are actually thanking God for His goodness to us?
2. C.S Lewis suggests that humility is ‘...not so much thinking less of ourselves as thinking of ourselves less’ - what would this look like in how we relate to each other?
Considering the story of the rich young ruler in Luke 18:18-30:-
1. Like the rich young ruler, we can often treat Jesus as ‘just a good teacher’ , but if Jesus is Lord and God, is there anything we are holding back from Him?
2. Pride has I in the middle, a self sufficiency where Jesus is not Lord and King - how does having Jesus as centre of our lives affect our attitude to money, power and security?
Considering Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10:-
1. Jesus has gone to the lowest point on earth to meet ’the lowest of the low’ and bring salvation to him - are there situations we consider impossible or people we consider beyond the reach of God?
2. Zacchaeus, and the tax collector in the parable, both confess their wrong doing and this is a sign of their humility - how much are we prepared to admit to one another when we are wrong or acknowledge our weaknesses?
4. Silent karaoke
5. Rock paper scissors
6. Zoom bingo
This is also a great prayer resource by 24/7 regarding how to pray in small groups at this time, it's a 6 week resource that you may want to check out for another idea of something to work through together.
Zoom and Watsapp connect safeguarding policy
Due to the current public health restrictions on meeting together, many Connect Groups have transitioned to meeting online via Zoom. Many new groups have been formed online and WhatsApp has become the main forum used for communicating. All of which has been great and is necessary at this time to remain connected with each other.
As such, we need to place some guidelines around the use of these mediums to allow us to make the best possible use of technology and to safeguard and protect all of those involved. Many of these guidelines will be things that you are already doing, however, it is useful to have this document as a single point of reference.
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