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Welcome Ideas

  • Tell us about a recent situation where you have felt stressed?
  • If you could be doing anything you wanted at this time next year, what would it be?
  • Describe your earliest memory.
  • At what age did you open your first bank account and why?  Are you still with the same bank?
  • Describe your week in terms of a weather forecast.
  • What's the longest train journey you've made and where were you going?
  • Tell us about one thing you can thank God for this week.
  • Use only 3 words to describe one of the other members of the group present and then get the group to guess who you are referring to.
  • Where did you live when you were 14 and who did you associate with?
  • Which is your favourite room in your house and why?
  • What do you look for in a friend?
  • Describe yourself in 4 words.
  • Describe a typical Tuesday.
  • What ability do you possess that you like most?
  • What is the biggest change you have experienced this year?
  • What was the first record you ever bought?
  • What is your greatest struggle in getting time with God?

Worship Ideas

Writing a modern-day Psalm
Give everyone in the group a piece of paper and a pen.  Using the following categories, or others you may want to include, ask each person to write a sentence in response.  Once everyone has done the first category, fold over the paper and pass to your left.  Repeat until you come to the end of the categories and then pass on once more.  In a time of quiet, encourage everyone to read out the psalms as praise to God.

Suggested categories for psalm-writing:
Statement of acclamation/praise
Thanks to God for His goodness
Praise for something God has done for you this week
Sorry for our failings
Thanks to God for His faithfulness
Final statement of praise and adoration

Creative worship
You will need paper for everyone in the group and a variety of art materials such as pens, crayons, pastels and/or things to stick on.
Choose a worshipful/descriptive passage from the Bible, such as Revelation 4.  You can read it all, or in sections and encourage your group to respond in worship by using the materials provided.

A-Z of God's Character
Take a large piece of paper and write out the alphabet with space to complete words starting with each letter.  Ask the group to think of characteristics of God starting with each letter of the alphabet and complete your sheet.  When you have finished, spend some time in prayer as a group praising God for the characteristics you have listed.

Meditating on God's word
Read a passage of the Bible slowly and thoughtfully from a number of different versions of the Bible and encourage the group to respond in prayer and praise afterwards.  Why not try Revelation 1 v 9-18.

Jesus' Sacrifice
Split into two groups.  Get one group to look at passages in the Bible which talk about the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and the other group should consider our response to it.  Ask each group to produce an item to lead 5 minutes of worship in response to these topics and then regroup together  for the worship time.

Praise from Psalms
Take two large sheets of paper and write 'Praise' at the top of one and 'Thanks' at the top of the other.  Have some pens, crayons etc and some pictures cut from magazines/newspapers.  Choose a psalm and read it out to the group.  Then have a time of response when the group can stick pictures, draw or write their worship on the sheets of paper.

Witness Ideas

  • What would you say if someone asked you "Who is Jesus?"  Split into pairs and tell each other.
  • Break into small groups of 2 or 3 and pray for each other's non-christian friends.
  • Pray for 2 people we know but would like to get to know better.
  • Discuss questions we are asked by non-christians that always leave us unsure how to answer and hopefully come up with some answers together!
  • Gather some information on another country and pray.
  • Use christian charity information to pray for those in need around the world.
  • Issues in the news.

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