Spiritual Formation for Small Groups

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Spiritual Formation for Small Groups

  1. 1. LIFEGroup Summit Focus on Formation
  2. 2. Formative Groups A formative LIFEGroup is a group of people committed to influencing one another to be “formed” to look like Jesus.
  3. 3. THREE KEY PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN COMMUNITY
  4. 4. THREE KEY PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
  5. 5. BIBLE STUDY “ For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
  6. 6. BIBLE STUDY S cripture O bservation A pplication P rayer  
  7. 7. BIBLE STUDY Sermon follow-up questions  
  8. 8. BIBLE STUDY Bible Reading Plans www.discipleshipjournal.com
  9. 9. THREE KEY PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN COMMUNITY PRAYER
  10. 10. PRAYER “ They all joined together constantly in prayer…” “ They devoted themselves to...prayer” “ And pray in the Spirit on all occasion with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
  11. 11. PRAYER Use a Group Prayer Journal  
  12. 12. PRAYER Use a Group Prayer Chart  
  13. 13. PRAYER Use Individual Prayer Cards
  14. 14. THREE KEY PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN COMMUNITY DISCUSSION
  15. 15. DISCUSSION “ Instruct one another”; “agree with one another”; “admonish one another”; “encourage one another”; “spur one another on toward love and good deeds”  
  16. 16. DISCUSSION Fueling up for 2007 Guide
  17. 17. DISCUSSION Spiritual Formation Survey

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