Are Life Groups just for adults? Absolutely not! Recently Christy Rohrig shared this story about the life group she and her husband Brent Fairbanks lead:
"Our life group meets on Sundays, and since we all have children, we bring our kids to the group with us. Sometimes they just hang out with a babysitter, but sometimes we involve them in the group. Recently, when we met on Palm Sunday, we had seven adults and seven kids. Some of the kids had been playing in the pool, when we gathered everyone together in a circle outside (the kids with dripping swim suits). We had prepared communion and had cups of grape juice and a loaf of bread. We told the story of what today (Palm Sunday) meant. The kids were talking about Jesus coming into Jerusalem and the palm branches and everybody yelling, “Hosanna!” We told them “hosanna” means “God save us.” Then we talked about Jesus gathering his disciples for Passover. (At an earlier meeting, we talked about Passover’s origins and Moses). We passed a cup of grape juice to everyone and said, “Jesus said, ‘This is my blood, whenever you drink, do this in remembrance of me.’” One 5 year old reassured the other kids, “It’s not real blood.” Then we told them how Jesus took the bread and broke it, saying, “This is my body given for you,” and passed the bread to each person. We talked about different ways of taking communion, such as intinction (where the bread is dipped into the juice), and that each way was okay. The important thing was to remember Jesus and his sacrifice for us. One of the kids in the group, aged 7, said a prayer, and then it was back to the pool and chaos of a life group with kids."
Thank you, Christy, for sharing this wonderful slice of life from your Life Group!
Life Groups are for every person, regardless of age. This group found a beautiful way to tangibly share with their children Jesus’ atoning gift for each of us. Are you part of a Life Group? If not, come join us! Contact Sally at 408-867-1000 ext. 233 or at Sally's email for more information.