Launchpad Week 4 – Discussion Guide

Getting Started

Main Idea:
Achieving liftoff in in life is impossible on your own.

Discussion Starter:
What has been your favorite part of the Launchpad series? What takeaways have made a difference in your family?

This week we finish our Launchpad series by realizing that we cannot achieve liftoff or a lasting legacy on our own. A rocket needs fuel to launch, and we need the Holy Spirit to fuel us. Our families should teach the next generation how to fuel up so that they can lift off!

Encounter God

Primary Scripture: Genesis 32

Discussion Questions:

1. Read Genesis 32:1-12. Have you ever prayed a prayer like Jacob prayed? How did God answer that prayer?

2. Pastor Chris said “A planned life is no substitute for a prayer life.” Have you found this to be true in your life? Share about a time when things did not go as you planned. How did your relationship or lack of relationship with God affect how you responded to the situation?

3. Read Genesis 32:24-30. How have you wrestled with God? What do you struggle with in prayer? Finding time? Doubts/faith? Make a plan to spend time with God in prayer this week. Share what you learned in your prayer time next week.

Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read Genesis 32 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the chapter.

Embrace Others

Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into dyads or triads for this section.

Jacob prayed for deliverance from his brother Esau. Is there anything you need to be delivered from? How can we pray for each other?

Engage the World Around Us

Engaging at Faith Promise: Pray for the pastors, leaders, and volunteers at your campus. Pray that they would be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Engaging in Community: Is there division at your workplace, school, or elsewhere in your community? Take time this week to reach out to someone on the other side. Call/text/email and share something positive you have noticed about that person in particular.

Engaging the World: Pray for countries experiencing division or war.

Expand God’s Kingdom

Do you know someone in a desperate situation like Jacob was? Contact them this week and offer some encouragement. Share with them how prayer and being filled with the Holy Spirit has allowed you to lift off in life.

Leader’s Notes

ALL groups at Faith Promise should follow Jesus Christ and lead others to do the same. Below are the marks of a growing follower and disciple of Jesus.

– A follower of Jesus desires to encounter God through the deeper study and application of God’s Word.

– A follower of Jesus embraces people and values relationships on a deeper level so everyone can grow together.

– A follower of Jesus engages and serves the world around them and in their community, through local partners or God-directed opportunities.

– A follower of Jesus expands God’s Kingdom through development and multiplication of disciple-makers, possibly to lead more groups at Faith Promise.