“First World Problems: Minister Right Where You Are”
Small Groups at Lakeland exist to make disciples who make disciples in relational environments as we live out the four habits – accountability, shepherding, developing others, and on mission.
ICEBREAKER (optional): You have your own late night talk show. Who will you invite as your first guest?
DISCUSSION STARTER (optional): Let’s start by asking if anyone has a specific takeaway from this weekend’s message that they’d like to share.
- This weekend we heard about Paul’s arrest, trial, shipwreck, and life on an island. Was there any part of the story that was new to you? In your opinion, what was the most fascinating part of the story?
- SHEPHERDING: As we learned this weekend, Paul ministered wherever and whenever. Has there been anyone in your life that saw ministry/life in the same way?
- What do you think is the main cause of ministry in the first world being seen as scheduled and to a specific group of people?
- ACCOUNTABILITY: Turn in your Bibles to 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. [Read verses, then ask…] Paul defines ministry as reconciliation – restoring a broken relationship. According to the passage, what is God’s part in this? What is our part in this (according to the passage)?
- DEVELOPING OTHERS: An ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country. How does this change the way we view ourselves?
- ON MISSION: God desires for us to have a “wherever/whenever” ministry mindset. In the next 24 hours, where might God use you to tell others about Christ?