A Home Group Venue

Question. There are over 212 balloons in the above photo. The above location is due to host a church home group next week.

Should we shift the balloons by then? Or does the idea of a home group surrounded by loads of balloons sound good?

Vote now in the below tweet!

Or let me know in the comments below.

Hosting A Church Homegroup. What Do You Need?

As the more eagle eyed Sofa readers may have spotted, 2014 featured the Sofa family moving from Church Sofa towers to The Sofa Castle. (Mrs Sofa has asked me to clarify this means moving from a smallish flat to a house). One thing we decided we wanted to do once we were settled was to host our homegroup. We’ve been warned we need the following in order to host our church homegroup.

Coffee. Lots of Coffee.


The exact amount depends on who’s leading.

Decaf Coffee.

Just in case someone asks for it. But remember, there are dangers involved with drinking decaf…



Lots Of Bibles

Lots of Bibles.


And Maybe A Really Big Bible…

Possibly A Historic Scroll.



As a special treat for ‘that’ person who can read Hebrew, and Greek…


Bible Toys.



Because Bible Studies can be fun. Right?

Massive Multi Media Set Up

Your Church Homegroup?


You can really take in Bible maps if they’re on a really big screen… and if nothing else, you’ll probably need to watch a video clip at somepoint.


Because someone normally secretly wishes they could be relaxing with a beer.

Relax with a Beer at your Church Homegroup?

If you have all of this. I’m sure you’re ready to host a Bible Study.

Just dont forget the biscuits.

Anything we’ve left out?

Being a cartoonist

Long term readers of The Sofa should not be surprised that we are fans of church / cycling cartoonist Dave Walker. He’s the guy who created “The Peace”, that we may have posted once or twice before…

He’s released a cool video about how he got started being a cartoonist.


Possibly the best thing about this video is that it gives me an excuse to post a cartoon:

This CartoonChurch.com cartoon by Dave Walker originally appeared in the Church Times.
This CartoonChurch.com cartoon by Dave Walker originally appeared in the Church Times.

For those going to a home group / housegroup this week. Heres something to ponder.

Do any of the above characters remind you of your homegroup?

More cartoons found at www.cartoonchurch.com