This is the second level of Koinonia Connection. In this experience, keep the same groups, 2, 3 or 4. Have them share something from their past, a defining moment or a value that they stand for. Have them do this in 45 seconds or less and then to be quiet. The idea is for the others they are matched up with are then to ask questions, with the idea of “peeling the onion.” Empathic listening is the idea here with a view of getting to know more about their group.
The Hand of the Lord time is a time where guys can share what the Lord has been doing, how has the lord “shown up” in your life and ministry? It is also a time where you can share where you need to feel the Lord’s touch in the near future about specific issues. Encourage the guys to track these prayer requests and to be proactive in praying for the guys in the roundtable
The free writing exercise is used to develop personal vision. After spending some time in the past (questions) and present (balance wheel) the writing exercise is used to describe in vivid detail the “picture” of what you would like your life to look like in 5 years. Have the participants write for 5 minutes, without stopping during that time. After they have written non stop for 5 minutes, have them review what they wrote and circle the key words or phrases that suggest significant change needs to take place for those things to come about. They have just written 5 year goals.
Address each of the items identified using the SPECIFICS process.
There is a one page and a 2 page version of this form. Use the 2 page; it allows more space for writing.
Koinonia Connection PAST Here is something about my past that would help you know me better DEFINING A difficult life experience which MOMENT helped me grow as a person was.. VALUES Here’s what I stand for… X Information + Feelings Information Only X