Every summer, our ministry has moved from weekly small groups gathering to our families embracing the relaxed slowness of lazy, summer days. We’ve had to be more creative with small groups and more intentional on relationships.
2020’s hit us hard … with social distancing, online worship, Zoom Bible studies. BUT, in the last few months, we’ve discovered who the Church really is. Not the buildings, the programs or the schedules. But the people. We’ve learned how intentional ministry has to be when we can’t hug or sit in-person with someone.
As we’re heading into summer during this world-wide pandemic, most ministries are in the trenches of creating and implementing regathering plans with phases and what-ifs unanswered. So one thing we all know, though, is ministry has to be infinitely more intentional and different going forward.
Each day we discover another layer of ‘What does that look like?’ We’re still feeling it out as we go, but here’s a fun one I intend to implement over the summer.
10 in 20…10 questions, 20 seconds.
First, ask the questions to your people via Zoom then record them. Secondly post on your ministry Facebook or Instagram page. This builds intentional engagement with women, strengthens the ministry’s social presence and lets others connect.
It’s simple. Select different women and ask them to participate, but don’t share the questions before you start. Part of the fun and light-heartedness is the spontaneity.
Record your videos in advance and schedule your posts. Change the number of questions, the time, the questions themselves. The point is, get to know people, and let others join in the fun.
1. What’s your name?
2. What campus do you attend (we have multiple campuses)?
3. How long have you lived where you live now?
4. How many brothers/sisters do you have?
5. Are you married?
6. Do you have any kids (how many)?
7. What fills your days?
8. Absolute favorite meal?
9. Where’s your favorite place to be?
10. Which is better … take a nap or go hiking?
11. What do you do for fun?
12. What’s your I’ d-drive-all-night favorite place to eat?
This is just one of the many ways we can be more creative with small groups and more intentional on relationships.
Breathe Ministry is a para church ministry that exists to engage, encourage, and equip women serving in full time ministry leadership. So We aim to provide Godly, Scripturally based training, mentoring, and life coaching. Want to read over our Statement of Faith? Click Here.