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Mission Table Basics
The following information will guide your congregation in creating a congregational mission table. Title- (You add the title for your mission table exercise.) Focus - (What is the primary focus for this mission table?)
The Set Up: We suggest tables of 6-8 people. The pastor or lay leader may assign a “host” for each table to initiate the discussion. Provide finger food: grapes, apple slices, crackers and cheese, and yes, even some great tasting, homemade cookies. Offer appropriate drinks for those who have come.
Pray, invite the Holy Spirit to encourage, grant wisdom and inspire the conversation.
Begin with 5-15 minutes of group reflection on a Bible verse.
Reflection on a missional question. 30-45 minutes
Offer a possible follow up mission table that would transition from this exercise.
Write a reflection piece on your mission table exercise. What did you learn from the exercise? Suggest how the exercise might be improved. Send it to your DEM: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Celebrate the fact that the Spirit is alive and well in your congregation.
Set a time and place for the next Mission Table Talk.
Close with prayer, giving thanks and expressions of gratitude for God’s work among you.