Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. -John 6:35
What do you think Jesus is talking about when he says “hungry” and “thirsty?”
- What are some things that people try to fill their hunger and thirst with that don’t satisfy?
How is the church like a table?
In what ways have you been fed at church?
Think about your friend group outside of church. How many of them don’t have a church they are involved in? Most, A lot, Some, None?
If we are going to be effective as a church in reaching the lost we have to be good at a few things:
How did you get invited to church?
What is it like inviting someone to church? What are some good ways to do it?
Why do you think people are hesitant to come to church?
Why is it important that we see it as our responsibility to invite people?
We want to get ready to have new people at Amplify
What can we do to prepare for new people to come?
What do you see as your role in helping new people feel welcome here?
What are some practical ways we can make new people feel welcome?
When was the last time you:
- Learned someone’s name at Amplify?
- Asked someone new to sit with you?
- Intentionally included someone outside your friend group in a hangout?
What is difficult about involving people that are new to amplify?
Most people need to feel like they “belong” before they “believe.” Why do you think that is? How can we help people believe in God?