are called to the Great Banquet to make reunion groups. As Eduardo Bonin,
one of the founders of the Cursillo movement said, We must bear in mind
that reunion groups are not held so that there may be people attend
weekends, but the weekend is held so that there may be people to make
The Reunion Group is an aid to keep our Christian lives and our life in
Christ conscious, growing and more effective. Christ said, Where two
or three are gathered in My name; there am I
The reunion groups are
something done for our Lords sake. We should take them seriously and
prayerfully. We must serve and dedicate ourselves to Christ so we may
know, love and serve Him better.
Some Guidelines for
SMALL: The group should consist of 3-6 members. If the group is
too large, break into smaller groups and encourage individuals wanting
to join to begin a new group.
SERIOUS: Deal with things that are significant about your service
to our Lord. Use the reunion group order card as a guide for your
discussion. Rotate through the sections.
SINCERE: Members must be open and honest, even when that may be
uncomfortable. Be aware that Christ is working in the world through you.
DISCREET: What is said at group, stays at group and is only
repeated with permission.
REGULAR: Be on time. Be the one the group depends on to be
present. Meet weekly, or at least every other week. If everyone does not
attend regularly it will not develop and may soon fail.
SHORT: Set a prearranged time limit and stick to it. One hour to
on and on half hour is about right.
CHANGE LEADERSHIP: No one individual is ever to be responsible
for initiating discussion. Leadership responsibility is to be shared.
HAVE FUN: Plan events other than reunion group meetings. This
helps you develop friendships in the group. Serve in mission work, go
out to dinner, serve at Banquet events.
REVIEW: Occasionally review the success of the group. How can we
improve? How can we better serve our Lord?
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