Growth Groups

In the fall of 2015 Lafayette launched Growth Groups, a small group ministry designed to encourage spiritual growth by participating in daily spiritual exercises and meeting together to process the exercise experience. The links below will offer videos and written material about Growth Groups, the Growth Group Exercises, and the Growth Group meetings.

Introduction to Growth Groups

Click here to watch the Growth Groups Introduction video. 

1 The Thankfulness Exercise

Click here to read instructions for the Thankfulness Exercise.

Click here to read the Thankfulness Exercise conversation starters for the meeting after you finish the exercise.

Click here to watch a video about the Thankfulness Exercise.

2 Three Word Prayer Exercise

Click here to read the instructions for the Three Word Prayer Exercise.

Click here to read the Three Word Prayer Exercise conversation starters for the meeting after you finish the exercise.

Click here to watch a video introducing the Three Word Prayer Exercise.

3 The Intentional Conversation Exercise

Click here to read the instructions for the Intentional Conversation Exercise

Click here to read the Intentional Conversations Exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you finish the exercises.

Click here to watch the video introducing the Intentional Conversation Exercise.

4 The Examen Prayer Exercise

Click here to read the instructions for the Examen Prayer Exercise.

Click here to watch the video introducing the Examen Prayer Exercise.

Click here to read or print Examen Prayer One.

Click here to read or print Examen Prayer Two.

Click here to read or print Examen Prayer Three.

Click here to read or print Examen Prayer Four.

Click here to read the Examen prayer exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you completed the exercises.

5 Spiritual Journey Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Spiritual Journey Exercise.

Click here to read or print the instructions for the Spiritual Journey Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Spiritual Journey Exercise conversation starters to be used in the meeting after you completed the exercise. 

6 The Reconciliation Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Reconciliation Exercise.

Click here to read or print the instructions for the Reconciliation Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Reconciliation Exercise conversation starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

7 The Patience Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Patience Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Patience Exercise instructions.

Click here to read or print the Patience Exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

8 The Fully Present Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Fully Present Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Fully Present exercise instructions.

Click here to read or print the Fully Present Exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

9 The Encouragement Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Encouragement Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Encouragement Exercise instructions.

Click here to read or print the Encouragement Exercise Conversation Starter to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

10 The Laughter Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Laughter Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Laughter Exercise instructions.

Click here to read or print the Laughter Exercise Conversation Starter to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

11 The Bible Reading Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Bible Reading Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Bible Reading Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Bible Reading Exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

12 The Highs and Lows Exercise

 Click here to watch the video introducing the Highs and Lows Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Highs and Lows Exercise

Click here to read or print the Highs and Lows Exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

13 Courage and Trust Exercise

Click here to watch the video introducing the Courage and Trust Exercise. 

Click here to read or print the Courage and Trust Exercise.

Click here to read or print the Courage and Trust Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

14 The Instruments of Peace Exercise

Click here to read of print the Instruments of Peace exercise

Click here to read or print the Instruments of Peace conversation starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.

15 The Dinner Table Exercise

Click here to read or print the Dinner Table Exercise.

Click here to read or print the The Dinner Table Exercise Conversation Starters to be used in the meeting after you have completed the exercise.