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2) GG Questions
1. Integration: This last week of our Saturate series is an ideal time to put all the pieces together. The following questions will guide you towards a plan to integrate your three gospel identities with your six everyday rhythms. Do you remember these identities and rhythms? Here’s a hint: our identity as [family, servant, missionary] and rhythms of [eating, celebrating, creating/resting, listening, storytelling, blessing]. Briefly define each aspect of our identity and each everyday rhythm before moving onto the next questions which seek to bring them together.
2. Family+: How does your identity as a child of God and member of the family of God intersect your everyday rhythms of eating, celebrating, creating/resting, listening, storytelling, blessing? Again, the purpose is to infuse our gospel identity into the everyday stuff of life. For example, how do “Family” and “Eating” combine? Perhaps a commitment to a weekly shared meal with your GG or an invitation to someone in your mission field to your dinner table? What about “Family” and “Storytelling”? “Family” and “Resting”?
3. Servant+: As servants of the Servant-King Jesus, our identity easily blends with the everyday stuff of life [eating, celebrating, creating/resting, listening, storytelling, blessing]. Perhaps you could “bless” a young family by “serving” as a babysitter so they can have a date night? Volunteering for the prayer team is a great way to “serve” people by “listening” to their story and bringing their needs before the Lord. What other combinations of your identity as a servant and your everyday rhythms can you think of?
4. Missionary+: It is easiest to think of ideas for integrating our identity as missionaries with our everyday rhythms [eating, celebrating, creating/resting, listening, storytelling, blessing], but, for some, it is the hardest to do. You could, for example, regularly hang out and “eat” at a particular restaurant to build relationships with the employees there. Or, as an expression of your rhythm of “rest,” you could build these kind of intentional relationships while volunteering to coach a local youth sports team or joining a hobby club. What else can you think of and what will you try?