Huddle/ Build: Part 7
Huddle time is an opportunity for you to connect to each other and grow in faith. The below questions are just a resource for you to use or start from. Don’t feel like you have to use them all or rush through good discussion
What was the first job that you ever had?
Do you think of your work or daily activities as part of serving others and ushering in God’s kingdom? If yes, does this come easy to you? What are some of the challenges of thinking this way?
If God were building a city, what kind of city do you think it would be?
Read: Isaiah 65:17-25
Ross shared three errors we can be guilty of when we think of our work:
- We work to survive
Consequence = The work becomes a tangent, an annoyance, a by-product of our paycheck.
- We work for status (identity)
Consequence = Workaholism/burnout, Depression, anger, anxiety
- Work is about significance (meaning, significant work is “spiritual”)
Consequence = Makes God’s work, spiritual work, a specific career choice. Excuses us from having to make disciples (church leaders will). Excuses us from having to reach out to the marginalized describe in Matthew 25 (nonprofit leaders will).
Which of these errors do you most easily fall into or apply about your work?
Why is it easier to leave “spiritual things” up to paid Church staff and hard to imagine how God can work through all jobs and daily life?
Read this quote from Dorothy Sayers:
“[The Church] has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as result, the work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater part of the world’s intelligent workers have become irreligious, or at least, uninterested in religion. But is it astonishing? How can any one remain interested in a religion, which seems to have no concern with nine-tenths of his life? The Church’s approach to an intelligent carpenter is usually confined to exhorting him not to be drunk and disorderly in his leisure hours, and to come to church on Sundays. What the Church should be telling him is this: that the very first demand that his religion makes upon him is that he should make good tables.
Brainstorm together about ways all of you as individuals and as a group/team can be more intentional about living out your faith, building a great city and loving your neighbors through your work and daily lives.
PRAY TOGETHER: Thank God for the free gift of grace through the finished work of Jesus.
Ask God for the wisdom to see how our work and daily lives can come alongside God’s mission of bringing His kingdom. Ask for more of God’s spirit to guide us as we share the good news through words and what we do.
EASY DISCIPLESHIP QUESTIONS
These are great questions and can be used one at a time, or one from each section even if time is short. Most importantly if used consistently, then people will be conscious of starting to develop the habits and lifestyle of becoming a disciple.
CONNECTING TO GOD:
How have you seen God working in your life in the last week; through successes, failures or disappointments?
Share with me what or who you are praying for and why.
What are you and your team/group members praying for?
At what moment did you feel closest to Christ this week?
CONNECTING TO SCRIPTURE:
Catch me up on scriptures you’re reading.
What is God teaching you through His word and how are you responding?
What scriptures speak to your “made for this”?
What scriptures are you struggling to understand?
What scriptures are you understanding, yet struggling to apply?
CONNECTING TO OTHERS:
How did the Lord use you to show His love this week:
In your family, team, group, or workplace?
In your everyday interaction with others?
Who are you helping to trust and follow Jesus?
What are your plans for next week in the areas of: prayer, bible study and sharing Christ’s love?