Gathering 11 – Adoring God

Informal - 15 minutes
  • Warm greetings with eye contact and smiles as people are welcomed in
  • Conversation starter note retrieved (People should know all names now.)
  • Serve simple refreshments
  • Mingle and offer warm greetings to others
  • Conversation Starter: Share: “I think you may have a gift of _________.”
Non-formal – VIDEO – whole group – 30 minutes
  • Tap the vagus nerve to place onto Christ any cares of the day/week and to quiet/ calm – 2 minutes
  • Prayer to welcome God’s presence and read 1 John 4:10-11, 16, 19 – 2 minutes
  • Watch Video – 11 minutes
  • Everyone in the room, one by one, prayerfully and spontaneously speak out this sentence while filling in the blank with one or a few words: “God is ____________! – 10 minutes
  • Each person answer the question, “What is most amazing to you about God?” – 10 minutes

Split up into gender-specific triad (or 2 close friends) – 20 minutes
  • Say prayers of adoration while avoiding asking God for anything…just magnify Him for who He is!
  • Finish up any Immanuel Healing prayer or…
  • Read more excerpts from your journal or…
  • Write down an interactive journaling prayer or…
  • Journal more about your overall experiences with this group
Regather whole group – 10 minutes
  • Share a Meditation and Communion (if your church tradition allows).

Read the poem of the week

Sing: I Love You with the Love of the Lord

Fun-work: The host will email the video homework assignment to everyone
  • Journal a bit about your experience this week.

Fun Work: The Birth of Jesus