You are invited to use this prayer journal on your own. However, we encourage you to share with others in the experience of Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John. Spirituality is never a private affair; it always brings us into connection with one another. As human beings made in the image of God, and members of the Body of Christ, we are called to community. Jesus invites us into loving relationships with others, and so we ‘meet Jesus’ as much through conversations in community as through the study of Scripture or personal experiences of prayer.
Sharing in this offering with others will enrich your – and their – experience.
These resources are designed to support first-time group leaders – as well as those with more experience – in facilitating discussions. Materials for forming small groups in a variety of settings will be available, as well as activities built on each week’s theme and scripture verses.
You will also find additional supporting materials, such as downloadable versions of this journal, including a large-print edition. Also available: resources for publicizing your small group meeting, including images and text for use in bulletins, emails, and on the web. Encourage group participants to subscribe to the daily videos at www.meetingjesusinjohn.org.
Share your group’s experiences, using #meetingjesus on your preferred social media site.
Add, read, and share comments on www.meetingjesusinjohn.org.
Use the prayer journal, videos, and participants’ comments as inspiration for sermons.