It’s that time of year and I couldn’t be more ready. The Christmas season offers us the chance to slow down and find time to worship our King and celebrate His birth. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). He is the greatest Gift!December is a great time to plan a fellowship for your Bible study group. We’ve rounded up a few ideas to consider.
Take in a special Christmas event held in your city. If your area hosts a Christmas parade, tree lighting ceremony, or other annual event, make plans to attend as a group. This is a great way to introduce group members who are new to your city to the festivities. It can be challenging to adjust to a new city but participating in a local event can help a new place feel like home.
Gather for a Chili potluck and games. Enlist someone to make the chili, then invite group members to sign up to bring the toppings, sides, and desserts. Enlist another group member to plan a game of Christmas song trivia or Christmas movie trivia. (A quick internet search makes this easier than you might expect.
Plan to attend your church’s Christmas Eve service together. Don’t forget to invite any guests who have attended your group in the past several months. Encourage your group to bring friends who may not be involved in a local church. Meet up at a restaurant before or after to share a meal. Make this an annual tradition!
Finding time to enjoy those in your Bible study group and to strengthen relationships takes some effort, but it’s worth it! And celebrating Christ’s birth together makes it all the more special.