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Sharing Group

PotterInitially, house prayer times could be a simple personal prayer or a set prayer (See Evangelism Resources Step Five) given by the Leader. Over time, as the group becomes more comfortable with the whole idea of praying aloud, different people could be invited to lead the house prayer time. The invitation to do so could be extended at a previous gathering and a volunteer recruited then. In this way, no one would feel threatened. It is also important that no one should feel they have to participate, even if everyone else has had a turn. The Holy Spirit will give them the nudge, the courage to pray aloud and this may be done according to God's schedule, not ours.

Time of Learning

Trinity ChurchFrom the very beginning, some time should be devoted to learning about the church as the body of Christ. At each meeting, the house leader will break up those present into three small groups of three or four persons for the sharing time and move whatever chairs are necessary to sit close enough to hear one another's contribution. It is better if husbands and wives sit in different groups. In early meetings, the sharing will probably be the basics - where do you live and what do you do for a living, and what happened on the job this past week. Go around the group, each person may or may not contribute as they wish. Hopefully, as the group matures over the months, the sharing will become deeper and more open.✞

"House Prayer Times"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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