First meetings of any kind are very important–even if it’s “another” first meeting. Whenever your group takes a break, consider that first meeting back together to be a re-start–a new first meeting. See it as an opportunity to recalibrate your patterns, to re-establish the warmth of your group, to welcome new people, and to set the stage for transparent sharing.
Closure & What's Next
As you come near the end of a Bible discussion guide in your Q Place, you may find this set of questions helpful as you’re thinking through some options to offer to your group. You can also bring the questions into the group so that you all can make a great decision together.
In this resource you will find a summary of options for discussing the Bible together in a Q Place, including Bible Conversation Cards and our entire list of Bible Discussion Guides, listed in three levels, with the number of discussions in each guide. Use this resource to help you find a good fit for your group.
Whatever name you use in your part of the country. . . Barbecue, Cookout, BBQ, Pork Roast, Pig Pickin’ . . . it’s a way to build bridges of friendship with your neighbors this summer! Here’s one simple plan that you can follow to spread out the work, cover all the details, and enjoy a great time together!
You may download, print, and share copies of this sheet with group members so that they can reflect on the group and its impact on their lives in the past year. Your group members' responses will encourage you and help the group realize how much it has meant to them.
Finding a way to bring closure to your Q Place at the end of a study guide or end of a season is important. Celebrating your time together, bringing it to a conclusion, and wrapping it up enables acknowledgment of the good things that have happened and helps the group to move on to what is next.