25 Ways to Win with People, Lesson #4
by John Maxwell and Les Parrott, PH.D.
Good Questions by Josh Hunt
1. You might talk a bit about the Lord's Supper. Jesus clearly planned for this to be a memorable moment. He wanted them to remember.
2. Of course, it helps if you did something out of the ordinary. Pictures of snow skiing are more interesting than pictures of sitting in a class room. Pictures of playing charades are more interesting than pictures of eating lunch.
3. Again, think of Jesus' "do this in remembrance of me" moment. It was clearly planned.
4. I use the term group to refer to your Sunday School class or small group.
5. The idea here is to think of as many as possible, without regard to whether you like the ideas, or whether you will actually do any of these events.
6. Long events could be a softball season, a retreat or a week long mission trip. Short event could be a lunch.
7. You might think of other opposite kind of events that will help you think of all kinds of events-winter events and summer events; family events and adult only events; expensive events and inexpensive events.
8. It is normally because the teacher has the mind set that they have to do it all
themselves and they are not that into this kind of thing. You likely have people in your group
that are. Or, it could be we have not gotten into the right kind of events. Some people like
serving events, for example, more than fun events.
Some teachers will tell you, "Our group just doesn't like to do things." It is a sad commentary when the people of God do not want to be together. But, here is the deal: if you have not been in the habit of getting together, whatever you do at first will not be that much fun. No one likes to hang out with strangers. When you come to really develop group life, it won't matter much what you do; just being with your friends will be fun.
9. Cast a vision for having inreach, outreach, fellowship leaders, care group leaders, or whatever scheme your church recommends.