Background Christian worship music is conducive to fellowship as people are gathering.
The worship music may be upbeat praise or well known hymns with the piano or guitar lasting 10 to 15 minutes.
Use short opening prayers together for 2 minutes
A psalm may be said responsively in 3 minutes.
A Song from a Christian worship music Book or Praise Booklet or Overheads for about 5 to 10 minutes.
The first Bible reading from the epistles for 2 minutes.
The second Bible reading from the Gospels would be also about 2 minutes.✞
Then follows teaching from a resource book (See list of resources in Step Five)
A modern form of Catechism or creed may be used beginning "I believe..."
This would lead into discussion as a Household for about 10 minutes.
You may also use a meditation DVD or CD of Christian worship music as background music.
This could be followed by a sharing time in 3 small groups of 3 - 4 people, in separate parts of the room for about 10 minutes.
Try going around the group, each person contributing if they wish.
See also the Worship Alternative A - Sharing Time questions
Prayer Together as a House - for individuals, the church, leaders, world, society (10 min.)
The Lord's Prayer,
General Thanksgiving and shared Grace (1 min.)✞