Community Builders: Fruitful Conversations

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

In small groups, young people share about their experiences with the Fruit of the Spirit and/or Kingdom character traits. Use the green Fruit of the Spirit cards and/or the blue Kingdom Traits cards (gifted to participants at The Abbey 2018). Alternatively, you can print your own sets of cards using our printable version – available to download here.

Spread all the cards face up on the floor or on a table that the group are sitting around.

Ask people to select a card in response to one of the following discussion questions:

  • Think of a time where someone has shown you one of the Fruits of the Spirits/Kingdom traits. Explain what happened and what it was like.
  • Which of these characteristics do you find hardest to demonstrate? Explain why.
  • Choose a characteristic that you think the world needs more of. Explain your choice and the difference it could make in our world or community.

Invite them to share about their selection.

When everyone has had a chance to share, close with prayer in response to your discussion.