What Is On Your Plate?  (1-2 hour workshop)

  
Participants are given one paper plate, magazine pictures, stamped papers, words, painted papers, gluestick, scissors, ribbons and other supplies for this project. Through this activity, participants will begin to process what they are carrying around such as: responsibilities, unforgiveness, trauma, debt, addictive behaviors, dreams, desires and unmet expectations. It is a great way to share part of one's story. 

It is a way for mentors and those in their care to get to know one another. It is one way to begin to share with a group who will pray for the participant, and help he or she process what may need to be lifted from the "plate" or one's life. It is an artful way of helping participants to release trauma, brokenness and pain and to ask for help to release these things to Jesus. Through prayer and wise decision-making, some of these items can be taken off.

This activity can be connected with the story of Martha and Mary found in Luke 10:38, found below.

"Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”  But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."

                                                   What's On Your Plate? Participant's Plate