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CELEBRATING WHAT WE HAVE Activity No 4: Celebrating what we have Purpose: To enable the participants/church and community members to realise their potential.

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1 CELEBRATING WHAT WE HAVE Activity No 4: Celebrating what we have Purpose: To enable the participants/church and community members to realise their potential within themselves to bring change and transformation to the community Contents: Tips for running the exercise Step by step guide Picture cards of the feeding of the 5000 List of what we have Laminated cut out figures A sketch on the feeding of the 5000 Question cards Spiritual reflection Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 1 of 7

2 Step by step guide Step 1: Either use the sketch or the picture cards to reflect on the story of the feeding of the 5000 Step 2: Use the question cards to discuss the relevance of this story to our community and church Step 3: Lay out all the coloured people cards on the floor and invite everyone to write on at least one or two of them the gifts and talents that exist in the church Step 4: Lay sheets of paper on the floor in the shape of a large cross Step 5: Invite participants one by one to share what theyve written and lay their figures on some part of the cross Step 6: Answer the questions and record on the attached table Step 7: Spiritual reflection Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 2 of 7

3 Tips for running the exercise Time required 50 mins - 1 hour depending on the size of the group Materials Large sheets of white paper to make a cross, washable marker pens to write on laminate figures, large sheet of paper to record gifts and talents of the group. Tips 1.Make sure theres enough figures for at least 2-3 per person. If theres not enough you can use the laminate figure as a template to cut out more figures in paper or card. 2.At the beginning of the exercise provide an example of writing on one of the figures. If the activity is a bit slow in getting going – put people in 2s and 3s to discuss for a few minutes before writing on their figures. 3.Play music once all the figures have been placed on the cross for people to reflect on the range of gifts and talents. Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 3 of 7

4 List of what we have You can use the following table drawn up onto flip chart to record all the human resources you have Skills Knowledge Experience Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 4 of 7

5 Sketch - Feeding the Hungry And in those days Jesus crossed to the far shore of the sea of Galilee And a great crowd of people followed him because they had seen the miraculous signs he had performed upon the sick And the disciples said to Jesus, Where shall we find food for all these people to eat? But Andrew spoke up and said, Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and – Oh, Sorry What? Ive eaten them Youve WHAT? Ive eaten my sardine rolls But – you cant. I have No, you dont understand – youre supposed to offer your loaves and fishes so Jesus can feed the Well, like I said, Im sorry. Sorry?? That hardly seems adequate – Look it was my packed lunch, wasnt it? I was hungry. But what about the crowd? What crowd? This crowd. (pointing to the audience) The 5000 that are supposed to be being fed. What about them? Look you stupid little boy, it was your sardine rolls that were supposed to feed them. Yeh, well you said it – they were my sardine rolls and Ive eaten them. Anyway if this Jesus is such a hotshot, he ought to be able to pull a gourmet meal out of thin air. But the whole point of the story is that God wants us to use what weve got, however little… To share around what hes given us….. And youve just wolfed the lot And the 5000 are still hungry. (Leaving) Yeh, well like I said - sorry One Two One Two Boy One Boy Two Boy One Boy Two Boy One Boy Two Boy One Boy Two Boy One Two One Two Boy Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 5 of 7

6 Question 1 What skills and knowledge do we have in our church or community that could be used to make things better? Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 6 of 7

7 Question 2 What experiences do we have in our church or community that could be shared with others? Toolkit 1 Celebrating what we have – 6 of 7

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