Sharing Jesus in your Living Room
What’s a spiritually inspiring gathering someone could hold in their living room?
Five Agapé UK staff members, past and present, share their ideas…
I have loved hosting Christianity Explored (an informal course about what it means to follow Jesus). It’s just the easiest way to very directly engage with people. I just explain what it is and invite people over for food. Many have come.
Easter Parties, Thanksgiving Parties, Christmas Parties – where you eat, have fun, play games and share the meaning of the holiday.
Bring-and-share cheese and wine evening with someone sharing a testimony. Watch a football match on TV and play some video testimonies of sports people. Or have a ‘mixed grill’ meal as part of a ‘Grill a Christian’ type event.
Watch a short film, TED talk or YouTube clip and have snacks and discussion. Or get everyone to bring a song that has been important in their life, listen to the songs and share what they mean to you (you can also do this with objects or photos instead). Play a game like Table Talk to stimulate conversation.
One thing I have done is gathered some of the women in my street for a Women’s Wine night. I have also been part of a book club and when it’s my turn, I’ve suggested a book with a spiritual element – the story of someone’s life where faith played a part. I have recently asked a friend if she wanted to read the Bible with me. She’s an atheist and we meet once a month having read a gospel. We have breakfast and discuss.