Lounge rooms imply cosiness and comfort. People feel more relaxed and more inclined to open up.
IMAGINE sitting back in a comfortable chair, or cushion, sipping fresh coffee and watching a DVD with your friends. No, it’s not a rainy Sunday afternoon, this is the home course way to run Introducing God. It’s proof that you don’t need 100 people packed into a restaurant to share the gospel with friends and colleagues in a relaxed setting.
‘The lounge room is a really good place to host an Introducing God course for a small group of people. You just put the video on and people are transfixed to Dominic’s presentation for the whole time.’
‘The period of transfixion only lasts until the end of the video session when animated discussion takes over,’ said Pete Wrench. Introducing God, whether done on a small or large scale is all about what takes place after the presentation.
‘I was amazed at how much attention they paid to the videos and Dominic’s talks created a lot of discussion,’ Pete Wrench said. ‘We had a lot of guests in the group who were happy to say they weren’t Christians. There was real growth and understanding. People felt safe to say they didn’t necessarily believe in Jesus yet, but were more informed.’
Mr Wrench said the diversity of guests led to some interesting discussion: some about God, some about chocolate! The course wrapped with a fondue night - the way of the future apparently!
‘It takes a lot of pressure off the host,’ Pete Wrench said. Instead of around a table, the group met in a lounge room.