Write the following sentences on notecards, one on each card:

  • "Once upon a time I..."
  • "My favorite place I ever went to is..."
  • "The silliest thing I ever did was..."
  • "My idea vacation is..."
  • "The craziest thing I ever did (that I'll admit to) is..."
  • "If my life were a book I would title it..."

Give each person in the group a card and have them tell a story from their life with this phrase starting the story. The winner is the person with the most interesting story.



  1. Read John 17:21-23. What does this tell you about how God created us to connect with Him and with one another?
  2. “The foundation to every living thing is relationship.” How could this be positive or negative?
  3. What is the most meaningful relationship you've ever had and why?
  4. What would be some of the hindrances in connecting to life-giving relationships?
  5. In light of how you answered number 3, what is your first step in forming life-giving relationships this week? Write it down and pray for that everyday.



This week, my goal is to take one step in forming a life-giving relationship.