Welcome to the Chaser—a few questions after the weekend service to start conversations. If this is your first time in a group, or your group has new members, take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Two truths and a lie is always a good place to start.
Heads up: This is the last Chaser until October 20. The Journey starts next week and it’s all about Play & Purpose. So, question 1. Are you doing the Journey? (hint: the answer is “yes.”)
This week, we talked about growth beyond our comfort zones. Take a few moments and think of a time your grew by going beyond your comfort zone. It could be investing in a relationship, taking on a new project at work, accepting a leadership position, whatever.
Think of a good one, we’ll be digging into that example.
When you’re ready, share it with the group. What happened? How did you grow?
To go to new places we need vision. Think back. In your story what was the vision that pushed you to keep going? Did it come from you, or from someone else?
To go to new places we need vigor. Read this part of a letter Paul wrote to a church in Ephesus. What stands out to you? In your story where did you get your strength to keep going?
Be great listeners. Pay attention when someone else is talking instead of thinking of what you’ll say next.
Give examples, not advice. We’ve all gotten that not-so-helpful advice we wish
someone would have just kept to themself. Don’t be that person. Instead of advice, try sharing an example from your life that relates to what someone else is talking about. Empower them to decide what’s best for them. And keep it in the group — what’s said in the group stays in the group.
Be there. Commit to watching the weekend and participating in the Chaser conversation for the entire series. Be real in your group. No one has it all together (even if it looks like they do) and you’ll connect better with the people in your group if everyone brings their authentic self every week.