Every holiday is an opportunity—an opportunity to get a group together to play and laugh together. And when groups play and laugh together they are much more apt to communicate openly and honestly during group meetings and care for one another in substantial ways.
This Labor Day, get your group members together just for fun. A few ideas you might consider:
- Host a cookout.
- Go hiking.
- Do an adult scavenger hunt (this can be really fun!).
- Do an end of the summer day trip to the lake or beach.
- Attend a sporting event.
- Go to a Labor Day concert.
- Go camping (it is a three-day weekend.).
- Host a bonfire (don’t forget hot dogs and s’mores!)
- If someone in your group is running a marathon (there are many this weekend), make a day of it with the group. Be there to cheer the runner on at the finish line.
- Go canoeing or on a white water rafting trip.
- Meet at an outdoor restaurant for dinner.
What ideas would you add to the list?
Rick Howerton is the South Central Regional Consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He has authored many small group studies, is a highly sought-after trainer and speaker, and is the author of Destination Community: Small Group Ministry Manualas well as A Different Kind of Tribe: Embracing the New Small Group Dynamic. He is also the co-author of Disciples Path: A Practical Guide to Disciple Making andCountdown: Launching and Leading Transformational Groups. But Rick’s deepest passion and his goal in life is to see “a biblical small group within walking distance of every person on the planet making disciples that make disciples.”