Talk It Over: New Year, New Hope

December 29, 2019

A Conversation Guide for Small Groups 

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:  Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas unless we __________. What tradition(s) do you look forward to each year?


Watch the Talk It Over video.  Find this at under Messages/Small Group Resources. 

DISCUSSION STARTER:   What is one thing you do poorly (e.g., cooking, driving, dancing, singing)? When was the last time you tried that thing?


  1. Identify one goal or resolution you would like to accomplish in 2020.
  2. What part of the process for reaching that goal would you like to “fast forward” through or avoid?
  3. Thinking of the area you just identified, why don’t you want to deal with it? What worries you the most about that part of the process?
  4. How can you make it past that challenge? It may be changing your internal dialog or getting support from family or friends.
  5. Based on your answer to question 4, what might God want you to focus on – your One Word – for 2020?
  6. What are some fun, creative ways to remember or display your One Word throughout the year?

Close in Prayer