Sunday, February 21, 2016
Small Group Surprises
Our Monday evening small group at Unite Common Grounds Coffee House and free store is very small--me and two other guys. Two weeks ago, however, a high school student overheard our discussions about life and faith and decided he wanted to join the discussion. As the discussion grew more interesting--regarding being honest with others even if it might hurt them--a college guy sat down and threw in his two cents. Almost two hours later, after a very enjoyable and very real discussion, we broke apart and went our separate ways; the high school guy said he was planning on joining in every week, and the college guy may or may not, but he does want to possibly chat later about some faith things. Regardless, I was personally very happy--this was one of the first times that someone random had joined a small group out of the blue, and we had even opened up a good dialogue with the college fellow, who had stepped back from organized religion due to some rough experiences (this had been about thirty minutes of our discussion). Regardless of future meetings, it was a good night--thank those of you who have been praying for our small groups!