Session 8

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Formation for mission

Gather

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.

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Belong - Where do I belong?
Believe - What do I believe?
Become - Who do I want to become?

Pray

Sign of the Cross

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God,
I have been created from love,
for a life of love,
lived with a God of love.

Guide me by grace,
through faith,
to a new life and mission.
Amen.

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Glory Be

The Great Commission

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matt 29: 19-20

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Go

Reflect

In Jesus, we experience the perfect articulation of two realities: the human and the divine. To look to Him is to gaze into the eyes of God; to follow Him is to live our life to its fullest. It is in following Him, knowing that He is walking by our side, that we can live out our mission. 

Our reality is only part of the picture. Christ invites us to be united with another reality. Our experience of God’s reality might strike as one of opposites, it is almost upside-down:  

In our weakness, God makes us strong.
In our brokenness, God brings us healing.
In our sorrow; God brings us joy.
When we are lost; God finds us.
When we are tired; God gives us rest.
 

At the heart of the Gospel is the truth that we have been brought into God’s life and mission. We as a Church are called to live out our lives with God’s reality as our priority. That means becoming like Christ: seeking to serve not to be served and to live a life of faith, hope and love.  

In the Gospel, Jesus gives you three missionary commandments:  

Disciple - To accompany others into a living relationship with Christ.
Baptise - To invite others to be immersed in the Holy Spirit,
Teach - To proclaim the Gospel, the truth that comes from the Father. 

As you are commissioned to go forth, know that Christ is with you always, calling you to join in His mission. 

Are you ready to be a missionary?

Amen.

Share

Share your personal experiences on the following six (6) questions.

Question One
What is my mission?
Question Two
What is the Church's mission?
Question Three
‍How can I 'disciple' others?
Question Four 
How can I 'baptise' or immerse others in the love of God?
Question Five
How can I 'teach' the faith to others?
Question Six
Who do I feel called to 'go' and love?

Pray

Sign of the Cross

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Be still.
Reflect.

Pray for your intentions:
     Belong – Family, friends, community
     Believe – Faith, hope, love
     Become – Ministry, mission

Close:
‘We make these prayers in the name of Jesus'
Amen.

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Glory Be

Act

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.

Inwards Action
Prayerfully give to the mission of Belong
Outwards Action
Continue to gathering your  Circle and start a new Circle
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