Lent: Soul Food

Devotion: Living in the Presence of God

Soul Food series (part seven) “Living in the Presence of God” Small group devotion The purpose of this discussion is to introduce the idea that living in God’s presence is about living with others in community. Share a moment in which you’ve become very aware of God’s presence. Where/when was it? If you’ve never felt God’s presence, what do you… Read more →

Devotion: Testimony

Soul Food series (part five) “Testimony” Small group devotion The purpose of this discussion is share your testimonies with one another, and commit to an ongoing culture of sharing testimony. Start up a meaty conversation on the virtues and vices of socialising online compared with face-to-face socialising. The aim of the conversation is to get people thinking critically about how… Read more →

Devotion: Honouring the Body

Soul Food series (part three) “An Embodied Faith” Small group devotion The purpose of this discussion is to challenge your group to think about what the resurrected life looks like. It will hopefully open up topics like death, heaven, resurrection and how we understand our bodies in relation to these things. What are some popular images of the after-life, heaven,… Read more →

I don’t have to give money, I give in other ways!

“I don’t have to give money, I give in other ways!” Have you every heard this when it comes to giving money in the Offering? Perhaps you’ve used it yourself! And it makes reasonable sense…some people have lots of money to give, some people have lots of time, others have particular talents. We all serve in different ways and needn’t… Read more →

Devotion: Money-talk

Soul Food series (part two) “Money-Talk” Small group devotion   If your group is in a jovial mood, indulge in a game of “Chubby bunny” (a big bag of marshmallows or grapes is required). The winner gets…a really full mouth. The “Chubby bunny” game can become an ongoing metaphor for our consumer attitudes — filling our lives with things, things,… Read more →