Assignment #4. Download and complete the Module 2.3 Worksheets.
These are first two corners of the Four Cornered Room – Fellowship and Interest. In our small groups you will be sharing an inventory of what you currently do in that “corner” in your local church inside the text box. You could get a head start by listing what your church is now doing. The area outside the box is to list great ideas from others that you hear in your small group or in the class sharing.
The F or Fellowship corner is for activities where the primary focus is Fun and Friendship, and especially if they help relationships form or deepen.
The I or Interest corner is about learning opportunities in your church. There are three kinds of classes inside the church box … easier classes are on the bottom of the box, closer to the Fellowship corner, and the level of commitment required increases as we rise to the top of the Interest box.
There are two columns to the “outside of the box” for the Interest Corner Worksheet – the column to the left is to write ideas for learning which happen inside the church and are spiritual in nature. The area to the outside, to the right of the box, is for classes which are outside of what we would normally consider spiritual or church related … but where people would still have an interest.
At the bottom of each “inside the box” is a chance for you to evaluate what you are doing in your local church … is it balanced? Is this need underserved and neglected? Or is this need overdone, with more happening than is needed?
You can imagine small groups in your local church as located along the wall between the corners for Fellowship and Interest. As we move from the “F” corner along the wall to the “I” corner, the focus of groups changes from being entirely relationship oriented to being more and more task oriented – learning is a task.
*Reflection Question 1.1.5:
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