"What impact can my love for God have on my relationships with my roommates?"
Step 1: Ponder
In preparation for this meeting, read 1 John 4:20-21 and ponder the following:
- How can you help your residents understand that loving their roommates is a reflection of their love for God?
- What can you do in your Student Living Meeting to strengthen love in each apartment?
- Consider starting the meeting by singing Hymn 308, "Love One Another."
Step 2: Discuss
Select one of the three options below to lead residents in a group discussion. This discussion will help residents identify how their love for God can impact their roommate relationships. As you prepare, consider additional questions that will enhance the discussion. Remember to allow residents time to think and participate.
Step 3: Activity
The following activity is intended to help residents learn how their love for God can impact their apartment.
- Break into small groups and discuss any concerns you might have about living with others. Identify how you intend to increase your love for God and for your roommates this semester.
Step 4: Invite & Follow Up
Invite everyone to pray for increased love for God and for their roommates. (You might tailor your invitation specifically to the discussion you have had.)