So last week was a horrible day followed by a great service. This week I was exhausted all day and felt I had a mountain of work to do but it was much better than last week. The service went great tonight. I did the second part in the “Power of Christ” series that follows what Jesus did in Matthew chapters 8 and 9. Last week was about the broken and diseased and this week was about the hopeless.
We did small groups for the first time tonight. That went over very well. We had 5 groups with right about 10 students per group. I am planning a series on Sex and Relationships next month and the small groups are an important part of that series. I wanted to get it started now so my leaders would feel comfortable and the group dynamics would be well formed.
I was able to walk around and listen in. I only had to help a couple of times by asking one group to settle down and focus and getting one student to move into the group. The leaders did a great job. I listened in as one shared a story from his life and students were asking questions. In another the group was really getting involved and talking through the subjects so much they didn’t make it to the sermon. All in all I would say it was a success.
One more thing. Don’t miss tomorrow’s post. I am doing a book giveaway and the details on what book, the twist I am applying and how to enter will all be there.