Each session of the series is designed to take one hour but can easily be adapted for your group’s needs. We recommend allowing time at the beginning to chat and get to know one another, especially if your group is new.
Each session will include questions to allow groups to talk about what impacted them most – feel free to spend time on the questions that are most helpful for your group, and don’t worry about getting through all the questions! However, if your group prefers to have multiple questions to work through, these are provided too.
We also recommend allowing time at the end for reflection and to pray for one another, especially as each session requires a little vulnerability.
In the fifth session, we’ll be exploring the idea that to follow Jesus is to be concerned with the social, economic, and political conditions in this world, and that dismantling injustice is actually God’s prescription for our own flourishing.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?”
Begin the session by opening in prayer
Isaiah 58:6-11, Matthew 10:16
“Christians have so often taught that the political is unspiritual, but this means the church misses out on our serving the world.”
Finish your time together by closing in prayer or splitting into small groups to pray for one another’s specific needs.
Prayer walk around your neighbourhood, inviting God to show you his vision for your area, and how he would like to see it change.