Below are prompts (usually in the form of questions) for sharing and reflecting to be used by tiny GROUPS. Wait, what is a tiny GROUP?  We invite you to use these as far as they are helpful in partnering with the Holy Spirit for the purpose of Christoformity.

In addition to these resources, we have provided a simple liturgy designed for mutual confession of sin.


Week 4: The Healing of the Heart


Class notes

tiny GROUP reflection prompts:

  • What do you think about this definition of grace: “the unmerited favor of God toward humanity”? What does that look like?
  • In what ways have you experienced God’s grace, personally? Share a story or two with your partner(s).
  • If our hearts are healed in part by being incorporated into a community (i.e. the Church), how has the Church been an avenue of grace to you? In what ways have you experienced the church as un-grace-filled? In what ways have you contributed toward others experience of grace or ungraciousness?

 


Week 3: The Sickness of the Heart

Class notes

tiny GROUP reflection prompts:

  • In what ways have seen the sickness in your own heart: disordered desires, distorted desires, unbelief, resistance / rebellion?
  • Consider using the liturgy for confession together with your tiny GROUP partner(s) in sharing about your own heart’s sickness.

 


Week 2: The Heart, Part 2: Accessing & Shaping the Heart


Class notes

tiny GROUP reflection prompts:

  • What factors / forces do you think have most shaped your heart to date in your life (for better or worse)? Consider sharing a key story or two that might give some insight into your heart’s formation to your tiny GROUP partner(s).
  • What (practices, experiences, people, etc.) has been most important in shaping your heart (not your mind) toward Christ and His Kingdom?
  • Jeremiah describes the heart as “deceitful”. Have you experienced your own heart as deceitful? In other words, you think you desire something, when in fact you discover that in practice or in the moment, you find yourself desiring and willing something else. 

 


Week 1: The Heart, Part 1: The Main Thing

Class notes

tiny GROUP reflection prompts:

  • What does it look like to consciously live your spiritual life from your heart?
  • The heart in the biblical understanding refers to the part of us that integrates the rest of us (body, mind, spirit, relationships, emotions, desires, will, etc.). In what ways do you struggle with being integrated?
  • Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – How have you guarded or not guarded your heart in the past few weeks? What has that looked like? What is the difference between guarding your heart in the sense that the proverb intends and having a defensive shield around your heart or having a hard, invulnerable or closed off heart? 

 


Getting Started

First Steps (how to form a tG)
Sign up for a tiny GROUP, tell us you’re already in one, and/or request more information
Agreeing Together (establishing shared expectations with other tG members)
First Meeting (what should transpire at the first meeting)

Eucharist Church is a congregation in San Francisco connecting ancient forms of worship and classic Christian faith to the lives of 21st-century people.