Exploring the Word in Life and Mission
As you begin to gather as a Circle, take this time to share food and drink and discuss any questions you have been reflecting on. These three questions may help to start your discussion.
As a Circle, there is an opportunity for each person to share the words of Scripture that have had the most impact, or the message that has been conveyed. This is a chance for a shared echo.
There is no obligation to share your own echo. For some, it might take many gatherings before you share. For others, it may come far easier.
As you spend this time listening and sharing the echo of God speaking, remember it is about what has impacted you personally. Echoes do not have echoes. The sharing of echoes and the listening to echoes are not a discussion. They are the opening of one heart to another. The experience of sharing echoes brings the group closer together. Over time, its power grows.
Share your personal experiences on the following five (5) questions.
Before you meet again as a Circle, commit to making these two actions. The 'Inwards' action will support you to grow in your faith. The 'Outwards' action will challenge you to a new aspect of mission.