5 Cups of Coffee


 

Simple and practical discussion starters for asking questions about calling and discipleship for use with youth through adults.

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How are you using 5 Cups of Coffee?

"After coming home from Annual Conference and receiving the template for 5 Cups of Coffee, we made bookmarks, 1 cup of coffee at a time. On the back of some there would also be a Wesley Christian Conference Question that went along with the cup of coffee.

Then at monthly council meetings, 1 cup at a time, starting in July ending in November, we break off into groups of 2-3 and discuss the questions on the cup of coffee bookmark. Coming back together after 10 minutes to do whole group discussion.

The following Sunday in adult classes the same procedure is done. We should have our 5th cup of coffee before Advent. We are planning to start Advent off with the whole card of coffee being given to the whole congregation. Then the congregation and leadership can work together in discussion. With having a 5 week sermon series, it may be possible for us to do the sermon series through Advent into the New Year. Possibly enhancing our congregation into discussion with a New Year's resolution that is attainable. We used some of the suggestions from Small Group Leadership Workshop in August for our Nominations team to identify new leaders.Thank You for your service and resources!" - Sheryl Klatt, Jefferson Avenue UMC
 

"Our lay leader Dorothy Tapscott is also our stewardship chair, and she decided to use the 5 Cups of Coffee for her campaign this year. As I had planned a series on Jesus’ “I AM” sayings, we decided to use this opportunity to weave the stewardship campaign into our service through a testimony from a church member as well as the sermons throughout the campaign."
  • GOD - Presence Message: I AM the True Vine 
  • GIFTS - Gifts Message: I AM the Light of the World 
  • PASSION - Service Message: I AM the Good Shepherd
  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH - Witness Message: I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life
  • OPPORTUNITIES - Prayers Message: I AM the Resurrection and the Life 
- Karen Tutak, Mount Washington UMC