Make sure to start off with prayer. Open up group with this icebreaker:
Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Why?
Open YouVersion and read together:
Ecclesiastes 8:15 (NLT)
So, I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better . . . for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.
Main Point: Fun is intentional.
Talk-it-Out: How do you plan to be intentional about adding joy to your journey? What about when life is hard?
Main Point: Fun is spiritual.
Proverbs 17:22 (AMP)
A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Talk-it-Out: Have you laughed this week? Why or why not?
“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.”–Lena Horne
Talk-it-Out: If you are carrying a heavy load right now, how are you carrying it? If you aren't at the moment, share a time from your past.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Main Point: Fun is relational.
Talk-it-Out: Commit to 3 ways you are going to add fun to your relationships this week. (Examples: spouse, sibling, coworker, teacher, parent, etc.)
Main Point: Fun is attractional.
Talk-it-Out: How would your life change if you really took this message to heart and put it into practice?
Encourage your group to start writing things down. Do the following exercise:
Write down 10 things you have fun doing and do some of them this week!
Encourage your group to start doing. Commit to a step, and live it out this week.
Finish group with prayer requests and praise reports.