Gathering 2 – Looking for Immanuel’s Presence

Informal - 15 minutes
  • Warm greetings with eye contact and smiles – assign 2 people to arrive early and
    serve as greeters for each week
  • Pre-printed name tags retrieved – provide a conversation starter note for each
  • Serve simple refreshments
  • Mingle and offer warm greetings to others
  • Conversation Starter: Ask, “How did the video of Nick Vujicic impact you?
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 – 2 minutes
  • Prayer to welcome God’s presence and read Acts 17:22-31 – 2 minutes
    Watch Video – 7 minutes
  • Each person share a 30-60 second gratitude/appreciation or read an excerpt from your journal – 10 minutes
  • Each person answer the question, “What story, movie or song has moved you to tears?” – 10 minutes

Split up into gender-specific triad (or 2 close friends) – 20 minutes
  • Recall and relive your “golden memory” from last week – 2-3 minutes
  • Ask Jesus to help you see or imagine where He was in the images of your “golden memory” – 10 minutes
  • Share with the members of your group about what you just experienced – 5 minutes
  • Say a blessing prayer over the person on your left – 3 minutes
Regather whole group – 10 minutes
  • A few folks share a 30 second gratitude/appreciation from this gathering

Read the poem of the week

Sing: I Exalt Thee!

Fun-work: The host will email the video homework assignment to everyone
  •  Listen to this 3 times during the week. Journal a bit about your experience this week.

Fun Work: Immersion Family Band