The material provided here offers up to eight weeks of housegroup materials, and has been designed particularly for use in Lent, although housegroups are free to pick and choose the weeks, and to use at other times of the year.
The material can be used solely within the housegroup, but we hope that you will share some of the things you’ve discussed, found, written or drawn in response online, and link into #BIGRead14, enabling us to have ‘bigger Bible conversations’, challenging our thinking as we share with others.
Publish things on your own blog, and/or share on:
What’s on the Menu?
- Nibbles: A conversation point to get things going (over food if you wish). Around 20 minutes
- Main: The ‘meat’ of the study, including Bible passage, video from Stephen Cherry, reflection from A.N.Other, 3-5 questions. Around 45 minutes
- Chilled Dessert: A time for reflection and prayer. Around 20 minutes
- After Dinner Chocs: Choose something to chew over in the week. Around 5 minutes
The Eight Themes
Over the next week, the housegroup material in its current form (subject to tweaking/additions) will appear on this site, whilst Stephen Cherry answers a few questions here tomorrow):
- Week 1: Gatherings
- Week 2: Awakenings
- Week 3: Occasions
- Week 4: Puzzles
- Week 5: Responses
- Week 6: Virtues
- Week 7: Deeps
- Week 8: Horizons