This was the theme of our recent Church Camp. Our speaker Michael Williamson raised with us questions such as: How do we get to know one another? How do we start a loving conversation?
He encouraged us to use F. O. R. E. to help with this. These four areas are easy to raise with someone coming to a church gathering (services and groups). Ask with gentleness and be a good listener. The aim is to develop and deepen our relationships.
What’s your family like?
Who’s in your family?
Where do you live?
What does your family like to do together?
How do you occupy your time?
What do you enjoy as a hobby?
What sport do you like to watch or play? What job do you have/would prefer?
Which church service do you attend?
How did you become a Christian?
What do you love/find difficult about following Jesus?
What do you expect/hope this week/year at church will look like? What are you expecting/hoping the coming year will include for you? For those you love?