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Icebreaker #3: Fun Game - Ten Commandments

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 21:51

This is particularly good if you are forced to work with a group and not an individual. A real challenge sometimes. It seems especially good with pre-teenage and teenage boys or young men.

(Please go with prayer coverage and be sensible about your safety.  It is always better two by two.)

Here’s how it works:

Introduce yourself and ask them if they want to play a simple game. The game gets harder as it goes on but so do the rewards.

SMART Goal Setting for Fishing for People

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 21:46

The three main reasons individuals struggle to change are:
1. They don’t really see the need to change. They feel as though others (externally) are "imposing" the change upon them.
2. A lack of clear, specific, and measurable goals.
3. There is little or no support (training, backup, and accountability) in reaching those goals.
SMART can help fix that.

Icebreaker #4: Fun Game – 1 Minute test to find out if you're really blind.

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 21:30

Find your Blind Spot.  There are many ways to find your blind spot.  The first is using a Card or sheet of paper with a dot and a cross on it.  All you do is hold the paper out in front of you (say holding the Cross closest to your hand, it doesn’t matter) Then cover your eye with the other hand.

Icebreaker #6a: Chat over a cup of coffee.

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 21:04

I have just made a new friend, Steve, and he has used a neat way to meet people and share the gospel with them. He has made a little sign up saying “Free cup of coffee if you tell me your story!” It is just a little A frame laminated bit of card. Steve would choose a Gloria Jean’s Coffee Cafe or anything similar in a crowded shopping area and sit down at a table in full view. He would then put out his little sign on the table and have a cup of coffee.

Crash and Burn Evangelism #1- World Views

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 20:53

Putting aside for the moment that we can boldly go ahead of God without any prayer, lacking gentleness or respect, there are less obvious reasons why we might crash and burn trying to share the Good News with someone.  In the West, we can get too myopic (tunnel vision). The simple fact is that not everyone thinks the same as we do.  We all see the world from a different perspective.

Crash and Burn Evangelism #2- Culture Shock

Submitted by Macka on Thu, 04/28/2022 - 20:30

In this series I have been trying to share with you some of my low points in disciple making in the hope to save you some grief and perhaps help the Kingdom along the way.  This one is related to the first story in that not everyone sees the world as you do but they are also not offended in the same way you might be as well.  This tale of woe is probably the worst one and I don’t want to really admit to it but here goes…

Crash and Burn Evangelism #3 – Don’t be a Goat!

Submitted by Macka on Sat, 04/16/2022 - 09:40

The Bible has many wonderful promises to equip us to do our assigned tasks for the Kingdom (e.g., “Perform signs and wonders,"  “that you will do even greater things,” Mark 16:17–18, and John 14:12–14, etc.). We do not seek out glory and power for ourselves, but miracles can accompany disciples as they go out into the world and interact. These can be very powerful tools in evangelism. You can easily crash and burn as well!  Don’t let yourself be the free goat (I'll expain later on).