Wednesday, May 20, 2015

studying each other

we've been in a small group for a few years {5 years, i think.}

we have met every other friday night and studied similar things (books of the Bible, books written by people about the Bible) for those 5 years.
but we had all, for the last year or so, been feeling like something wasn't working. we weren't excited to gather. it felt like we were going through the motions. and that doesn't work for me.
so, a new "way" was proposed and we tested it out this past friday night. don't ever be afraid to think outside of the box. you never know what you could be missing!

instead of studying the Bible in a stiff way for those 2 hours together, we are going to study each other. instead of gathering after we inhale dinner in our own homes in order to get there on time, we are going to gather around the table and eat dinner together.

our goal is to challenge each other, to press ourselves into each other's lives and be intrusive to the point of pushing each of us closer to Him and His truths. this takes time and vulnerability and a desire to sacrifice our urge to keep things on the surface. we are choosing to go deep, to share our hearts, and to love each other through it all.


Courtney said...

love. love. love. love. love. love. love.

Leighann said...

I love this idea. Glad it went well!