Suggested Schedules

Hinged@Home is about FREEDOM, FLEXIBILITY & ACCESSIBILITY. We thought we would use the idea of feasting and fellowship to explain the variety of options. You could host a one-day feast, schedule a couple of meals over the eight weeks with friends, or pick and choose off the ala carte menu. These are just ideas and sample schedules to get you started. We pray God will lead you to create gatherings that will be life-giving for your FAMILY…your women!

Potential Elements:

  1. Feasting: Being fed from His Word and physically (keynote sessions, conversation starters and small group discussion, worship, and prayer…plus any kind of food you want to share)
  2. Fellowship: (Hinged Stories and other community-building ideas.)

Feast for a Day

Host a one-day Saturday gathering sometime between January 1-May 31, 2021.

Sample Schedule #1:

3 Keynotes and community building content – 9-12:30 (3-1/2 hours)

  • 9:00-9:20 – Welcome and Worship
  • 9:20-10:00 Keynote #1 – Ephesians 1
  • 10:00-10:15 – Break
  • 10:15-10:20 – Hinged Story
  • 10:20-10:35 – Community Building Idea
  • 10:35-11:15 – Keynote #2 – Ephesians 2 or 3
  • 11:15-11:25 – Worship
  • 11:25-11:30 – Hinged Story
  • 11:30-12:10 – Keynote #3- Ephesians 4-6
  • 12:10-12:15 – Worship
  • 12:15-12:30 – Closing

Sample Schedule #2:

3 Keynotes and 3 Conversations – 9:00-2:00 (5 hours)

  • 9:00-9:20 – Welcome and Worship
  • 9:20-10:00 – Keynote #1- Ephesians 1
  • 10:00-10:15 – Break
  • 10:15-10:25 – Conversation #1
  • 10:25-10:40 – Discussion
  • 10:40-10:45 – Worship
  • 10:45-11:25 – Keynote #2- Ephesians 2 or 3
  • 11:25-11:35 – Conversation #2
  • 11:35-11:50 – Discussion
  • 11:50-11:55 – Hinged Story
  • 11:55-12:00 – Worship
  • 12:00-12:45 – Lunch
  • 12:45-12:50 – Worship
  • 12:50-1:00 – Conversation #3
  • 1:00 – 1:15-Discussion
  • 1:15-1:50 – Keynote #3- Ephesians 4-6
  • 1:50-2:00 – Closing

Meal with Friends

Host multiple gatherings over several months between January 1-May 31, 2021.

Sample Schedule #1:

Primarily Content

  • 7:00-7:10 – Welcome and Worship
  • 7:10-7:50 – Keynote session
  • 7:50-7:55 – Worship
  • 7:55-8:05 – Conversation
  • 8:05-8:20 – Discussion
  • 8:20-8:25 – Prayer
  • 8:25-8:30 – Closing

Gathering Ideas

  • Gathering #1 – Keynote #1 and complementary conversation
  • Gathering #2 – Keynote #2 and complementary conversation
  • Gathering #3 – Keynote #3 and complementary conversation
  • Gathering #4 – Community Building night: Family feast (share food–dinner or dessert), Hinged Story Feast and community building ideas.

Sample Schedule #2: Family Feast and Fellowship Concept

  • 7:00-7:05 – Welcome
  • 7:05-7:35 – Fellowship & Feasting Idea
  • 7:35-8:15 – Keynote Session
  • 8:15-8:20 – Hinged Story
  • 8:20-8:30 – Closing song and words

These ideas can work whether you are socially distanced or virtual.

Gathering Idea #1 – Family Meal

  • Feasting:
    • Socially Distanced – Everyone brings a sack meal.
    • Virtual Idea – Eat together online
  • Fellowship: Community Building – Share a favorite recipe

Gathering Idea #2 – Dessert and Discussion

  • Feasting: Everyone brings a favorite treat (store-bought, homemade or could be a favorite type of candy) individually wrapped.
  • Fellowship:
    • Socially distanced – Provide each woman with a bag to take treats home. Share a favorite memory that connects you to this treat.
    • Virtual idea – Poll women the week before you meet about a favorite treat. Hinged helpers assemble treat bags with a variety of treats for a pick-up on a Sunday or a drop off the night of your gathering. Open your bags as you gather online and share treat stories.

Gathering Idea #3 – Mug Exchange

  • Fellowship:
    • Socially distanced – Bring a mug wrapped up that highlights an aspect of your story (where you have lived, traveled, favorite thing, favorite saying of scripture, etc.) Then provide a coffee and tea bar for women to enjoy a hot beverage together. Women then pick a mug and open, guessing who the mug belongs to and then allow the woman to briefly share why she chose that mug. Encourage the women to commit to pray for that woman each time they fill their mug
    • Virtual Idea – Drop off wrapped mugs on a Sunday and encourage everyone to pick up the wrapped mug but not to open them until they are on online. Women then open the mug, guessing who the mug belongs to and then allow the woman to briefly share why she chose that mug. Encourage the women to commit to pray for that woman each time they fill their mug.

Gathering Idea #4 – Feasting and Story Feast

  • Plan a feasting element (dinner or dessert) and then spend the rest of your time encouraging everyone to come ready to share a Hinged Story. See Hinged story sheet.
  •  Virtual Idea – Gather online with a plan for women to share their Hinged stories. 

Gathering Idea #5 Conversation and Coffee Night

  • Pick 3 or 4 of the conversation starters. You may watch them together or watch ahead of time and then use the discussion questions. Assign a different woman to be prepared to lead each separate discussion.
  • Virtual Idea – Decide whether you will watch individually before gathering or share the screen to watch the video together.

A La Carte Menu

  • Pick and choose as much or as little content you want to digest.
  • Remember women have anytime access to all the content for their own convenience.
  • Contextualize the ideas and content to accomplish your purposes.
  • We do encourage you to find some way to gather though, because we always learn more in the context of community.
  • There is no limit to the possibilities!