Week 1: Compassion - Small Group Questions:

“So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”” John 20:21

Question 1: Jesus knew who He was sent to. Who have you personally been “sent” to? Give examples in your job, school, friend group, etc.


Jesus was filled by the H.S.
    We are to be filled with the H.S.
Jesus was led by the H.S.
    We are to be led by the H.S.
Jesus was empowered by the H.S.
    We are to be empowered by the H.S.
Jesus was anointed by the H.S.
    We are to be anointed by the H.S.

Question 2: Jesus was intentional about continually being filled by the Holy Spirit. What are you intentionally doing to be filled by the Holy Spirit in your own life? Are there things in your schedule or priorities that you need to adjust?


Question 3: Are Sunday mornings your only source of spiritual food? What’s the next step in becoming a self-feeder?


When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. Matthew 9:36

Question 4: Who does your heart break for and how have you reached out in compassion to those people? What has prevented you from reaching out in compassion?


But when He sees the crowd of people, He has compassion on them and serves them.  With all those people coming to hear Him; it is not about Him, it is more about them.

Question 5: We don’t want to be leaders that neglect our primary priorities, such as family, however we don’t want to become selfish and never sacrifice our time or energy. How can we focus on WE more than ME in a healthy, life-giving manner? 


When he saw them coming, he was overcome with pity and healed their sick. Matthew 14:14

Question 6: Compassion is what moved Jesus to action. With Jesus being the ultimate example, on a scale of 1-10 how compassionate are you?


Question 7: Knowing there is always room to improve, what are some practical ways that you can grow in compassion for people?


Question 8: One of Victory Faith’s main values is “generations” - how can we teach the following generations to walk in compassion toward other people?

 

An update from Pastor Trevor

An update from Pastor Trevor

Hello Small Group Leaders,

This next Sunday, April 15th, is the launch of our new “Life of the Party” series! By now you should have already gotten your party kits, but if not, swing by the “Life of the Party” table in the foyer this Sunday to get your kit. They have some goodies, games, and party supplies in there to help you get started! We will be emailing you the group discussion questions by Sunday, so you can start your group anytime after that! They will also be printed off for you to pick up at the Connect Center each week as well if you prefer that. 

Please let us know if you have any questions at all. We are so excited for what God is going to do through this series and in our times of connecting together. 

Thank you so much for signing up to run a group! We are thankful to have each of you as part of our Victory Faith family.

- Pastor Trevor Seaman

Hosting a Group

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Hosting a Group

Welcome! This page is designed to equip Life of the Party Group hosts and leaders during our small groups series this April 2018. If you landed here and are trying to sign up for hosting a group, please contact Molly Angerman. If you've already signed up to host a group...

Thank you for hosting a small group!

Inside your bag (which you received when you signed up in the VF lobby) are a few goodies to help you get started hosting people! Please check the Connect Center and your email each week for some helpful conversation/discussion starters. If you want to continue meeting as a group after our series ends, please contact Molly Angerman to sign up for Life Group training.

Here are a few tips to help you as you prepare to meet with your group:

Just be yourself. God wants to use your unique gifts and temperament. Don’t try to do the things exactly like another leader; do them in a way that fits you.

Prepare for your meeting ahead of time. Tidy your house. Prepare some snacks, or ask someone to bring something to share.

Pray for your group members by name. Ask God to use your time together to touch the heart of every person.

When you ask a question, be patient. Someone will eventually respond. Sometimes people need a moment or two of silence to think about the question. After someone responds, affirm the response with a simple “thanks” or “that was good” and then ask “how about somebody else?”

Provide transitions between questions. Ask for volunteers to read bible passages. Be patient in the discussion and always thank people for participating and sharing.

Ask God to equip you with a shepherd's heart. Here are passages you can look up and read on your own as you prepare to host a group:

  • Matthew 9:36

  • 1 Peter 5:2-4

  • Psalm 23

  • Ezekiel 34:11-16

  • 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, 11-12

What's Next

So now it's time, if you haven't already, so start scheduling your gathering times with your group and getting ready to have some fun growing together. Check back here weekly to get questions you can ask during your gathering times and for other pointers as you host your group. Have fun!

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