Worried about awkward silences? Lulls in the conversation can be a good sign that people are thinking. They also allow time for more reserved members to process their thoughts and speak up. But keep these extra questions on hand for when you want to stimulate the discussion beyond the weekly material.

  1. How common do you think this week’s perception is within your church? What experiences have you had that inform your answer?
  2. What did you like best about this week’s content? What did you like least?
  3. What feelings did this week’s content evoke for you?
  4. Did this chapter change your thinking in any way? If so, how?
  5. What is one new piece of information you learned this week? What questions do you still have?
  6. Who could help you process the questions this chapter raised?
  7. Did the chapter reinforce anything that you already knew?
  8. What did you find challenging or disagree with from this week’s chapter?
  9. Do you have any fears related to this topic that might be making it harder to discern and pursue your role in missions?
  10. What has the Lord been showing you from this week’s content? Any key takeaways?
  11. What is something you and your church could do differently based on what you’ve learned?
  12. Has missions become clearer to you this week? If so, how? If not, what are you currently wrestling with?
  13. Share a favorite quote from this week’s reading. Why did it stand out to you?
  14. What comments from missionaries, church leaders or church members (in the margin quotes) stood out to you the most?
  15. If you had a chance to ask the author of the book one question on this topic, what would it be?
  16. What else have you read or seen on this topic, and would you recommend those resources to others?
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