Tonight we're going to do something a little bit different
Instead of our usual discussion, we're going to have a time of
reflection...thinking about where we are in our journey with God and where we
are in life in general...
In front of you are a some objects and in a moment I'm going to ask you to
choose three things that somehow represent some big thing that's going on in
your life right now
That might be a good thing, bad thing or whatever...
And then, unless you really don't want to, I'd like you to tell us what
you've chosen and why and then we might talk about it
As we do this, please remember to be sensitive...
So, please take your time as you choose...
[Give about 5 or so minutes]
[Now invite each person, in turn, to say what they have chosen and why.
When we did this, we did it in three passes...i.e., each person talked about
one of the objects and then we went to the next person. Alternatively
you could ask each person to talk about all three. We were just
concerned that the last person might feel left out]
[As each person speaks, consider asking]
What did you choose?
Why did you choose it?
What does it represent?
How do you feel about this thing?
[If it seems appropriate invite the others in the group to comment on
what is said. Also consider reading out / discussing one of Bible
verses from this sheet...pick
something that seems to connect with what is said]