Discussion / Meditation Prompts
(These are also in your email.)
1. What’s our Pathways vision and mission again? (check out the About tab on our homepage.) Is it possible to live these out without persons of difference in your life and in our Pathways community? Where do you want to start with your next step in pursuing the vision and mission in your own life?
2. Friendships are built from community, which take time. And very few of us have extra time. More likely, we have to reorder and reprioritize how and where and with whom we spend our time. Does this task seem daunting or impossible? What do you hear God saying to you about your patterns of how and with whom you spend your time? What of your time patterns can be changed to better pursue our vision and mission?
3. Changing our ways towards Jesus may not be easy, but He commands His children to change, and the change is for our benefit. What do you imagine might be the benefits to changing your time patterns, increasing your community connections within Pathways, serving others both in the church and outside the church, and embracing Others as Your Friends? What would these changes cost you?
4. Who might be the Other, the Outcast in your life of whom God keeps reminding you? Make a specific plan and a specific goal with measurable steps to reach out, invite, and keep intentionally growing that relationship. Who will you enlist to help you, be it in prayer, encouragement, accountability, or in presence?