Lifeline Renews Covenant Vows

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Gathering Growing up, who was the storyteller sharing your family’s history?  Why would it be important for you and the next generation to recount and hear these stories?   Backstory Joshua recounts the story of Israel—from Abraham through the Exodus … Continued

Holy Spirit Empowers Lifeline to Many

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Gathering (choose one or the other question) What, if anything, do you remember from the farewell address or parting gift you received at graduation—from high school, college, or specialized trade school?   Have you ever received a gift you did … Continued

Lifeline Stretches Vision of God’s Work

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Gathering Recall a time you were acclaimed “MVP” among your friends, colleagues, or family for “just being you.” Your neighbor or friend spoke of your “good deeds.” Your colleagues at work called you out for going the “extra mile.”  Your … Continued

Lifeline Can Test Family Ties

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Gathering What for you would be “leap of faith” too far? Bungee jumping. Ski jumping. Sky diving. Visiting…. Other __________.   Share a personal experience, if any, related to one of the above.   God’s Story Read the Scripture related … Continued

Love of Riches Cuts Off Lifeline

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Gathering Recall a time when you finally meet some guy you’d always admired.  What happened in that encounter?  He was all that I expected—and more!  He turned out average—no one special. I lost respect for him and left questioning why … Continued

Lifeline Honors God and Kills Giants

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Gathering Which best describes how you handle a situation, or task, when everyone believes that you will lose before you even begin? Disconnect, numb out or distract yourself from the situation. Make every effort or attempt to prove them wrong. … Continued

Mighty Men Provide Lifeline of Support

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Gathering  Choose one of these to share. It’s okay to brag or embellish when you recount the story. Some fantastic exploit or achievement told over and over in your family lore A time when you “risked it all” to defend … Continued

Friendships and Forgiveness as Healing Lifeline

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Gathering In a crisis, where are you on a scale of 1 to 10? And why did you pick that number?    1 = “Go ahead—You do it, not me!”    4 = “I got this—or do I?”   7 = “Make way—there’s … Continued

Lifeline of Accountability Heals and Afflicts

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Gathering  A wound or affliction doesn’t have to be a disease. What kind of wound or affliction do you think you might have? I have no idea what my wound or affliction might be. I feel wounded but have no … Continued

Lifeline of Mentoring is Welcome

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Gathering Who did you grow up wanting to be like?   A favorite coach or teacher  Someone running the family business A television, magazine, or movie hero.  Just an ordinary person, in the community  Other ___________.   How close did … Continued

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