by Dan Lentz
1. Pair up with someone else in the group (preferably same-gender pairs) and take turns answering the following questions:
• What is something you believed as a kid that you no longer believe?
• What have you changed your mind about recently?
• Would you say you change your mind easily, or are you more set in your ways?
Read 1 Timothy 4:6-16.
2. Today we have access to more information than all previous generations combined. Do you feel like the information we are exposed to is generally helpful, or hurtful when it comes to your relationship with the Lord? Why?
3. Devoted athletes, in most cases, have to train almost every day to stay at the top of their game. What training routines are you devoted to (athletic, spiritual, and so on)?
4. What do you do to keep yourself trained in godliness, rather than being influenced by myths and old wives’ tales?
5. With the person you teamed up with during the icebreaker, chose one area of spiritual training you want to focus on for the next week (examples: reading your Bible every day, praying for a specific lost person every day, and so on). Agree on a plan to hold one another accountable for that training activity for the next week. Call, text, or e-mail one another throughout the week to check in and see how your training is going. When you get back together next week, report to the group what God did in your training.
Pray with your partner to close.
T. Daniel Lentz works for Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.