Future Proof - Discussion 1

Living a life that changes the world

Discussion Topic: God’s Plan For Christian Community


Pray together for the group meeting, and any pressing needs within the group.

Mission Talk

Each week you’ll spend some time sharing about the previous week’s mission. What was your mission, what were your results, and what did you learn from it?


Watch the following discussion-starter video. It’ll set the topic of discussion for the group.

Read Acts 2:41-47

  1. One person will first read the scripture selection in the King James Version.
  2. Next, another person will read the same passages in a modern language or amplified version for more clarity such as the New Living Translation (NLT), Message Bible (MSG), New English Translation (NET), Amplified Bible (AMP), etc. We recommend using the YouVersion Bible app.


  1. Choose one person to begin retelling the scripture passage in their own words (a new person each week is great!)
  2. As a group, work together to fill in gaps and build the story. This will help us internalize and own it.


Together, share around the group how the topic and scripture setting applies to your life personally, and to the mission and direction of our Church.

Here are some thoughts to consider for discussion… don’t let the discussion stop here, though… what questions can you ask that will help uncover God’s message?

  • What does this passage tell us about God?
  • What does this passage tell us about ourselves?
  • What are four things essential for Christian community?
  • How should the needs of fellow Christians be met?
  • What are some outcomes of a healthy Christian community?
  • What are some responsibilities of Christians within their local church family?


In light of what we now know about this passage, what is God calling you to do this week? As a group, take just a couple of minutes to silently pray to God asking, “Lord, what do you want me to do this week because of what I’ve seen today?” Briefly write this down as a personal mission statement for the week,

“Lord, this week, I will __________________________.”

Some possible suggestions:

  • Lord, this week I will invite someone from the church to connect for a meal.
  • Lord, this week I will buy groceries for [person in the church who is struggling].
  • Lord, this week I will have a spiritual conversation with someone in my church family.
  • Lord, this week I will share an encouraging word with [person in the church].
  • Even better, write your own!

Next Week’s Scriptures

For next week’s discussion, read Acts 4:23-31.