Community Builders: The Spirit in Me

Contributed by: Emily Paterson, Diocese of Auckland

Young people share openly about character formation and pray together in a supportive small group. 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 the cards face up on the floor or on a table that the group are sitting around. Explain that these cards represent the characteristics that the Holy Spirit forms in our lives when we have a relationship with Jesus.

Invite the group to look over the cards for a few minutes and choose a card that represents something they would like to have more of in their life.

Take turns sharing why they have selected that card.

Close with prayer, asking Jesus to increase that characteristic in them.