Crew Leader

Introduction (2 minutes)

Use the Zoom chat feature to keep everyone connected. As people join in, ask for their first and last name, email address, and where they are tuning in from. Save the chat as an attendance record.


Ask Crew members to share their favorite points from the talk. What phrase or moment did they relate to the most?

Icebreaker: Reflection or Conversation Starter or Virtual Icebreaker (5 minutes)

For your icebreaker, choose from the options below. Have Crew members unmute themselves to share.

Conversation Starters (Choose One)
  • What's something you did this week that you feel proud of?
  • What did you eat for breakfast?
  • Name the best book you’ve ever read.
  • What’s your morning routine?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • If your life was a story, what would the title be?
Virtual Icebreakers (5 minutes)

Preaching Game - Choose random items and allow individuals to find ways to encourage others using that item. (Pick 2-3 volunteers)

Show-and-Tell - Pick an object in your home that has significance for you, something with a funny story behind it, anything unique, or something you've used to simply pass the time.

Crew Discussion

The Dove: Welcome Holy Spirit

Pastor Dawncheré Wilkerson

Continuing the Conversation
Last Crew's Call to Action

God calls for us to forgive while maintaining boundaries necessary to steward and nurture our souls. This week, lean in to the wisdom of Solomon and study the book of Proverbs to help you develop tools for cultivating Godly relationships while asking God for the courage to forgive. Don’t forget to check out additional resources at


JOHN 14:15-17, 25-27 (ESV)

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be[b] in you. “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Additional scripture references: Hebrews 13:5, Genesis 2:7

Main Idea

We know the Father, we worship the Son, but how much do we really know about the Holy Spirit? Jesus walked by the power of the Holy Spirit. At the beginning of His ministry, during His baptism, God’s Spirit came down from heaven and rested on Him as Dove, symbolizing the proclamation of the Father which affirms “This is my Son, whom I Love; with him I am well pleased”.  At first glance, we might not understand the significance of the descendence of the Holy Spirit on Jesus who was, and is, perfect. However, as we lean into scripture we see a reflection of a triune God who works in and through the ones He loves by the work of his Holy Spirit. When His work on earth had finished, as Jesus ascended into heaven, He left us with a gift; the gift being the very Spirit of God who resides in us. Christianity is more than philosophy, it is supernatural. And the Holy Spirit is the person who activates this supernatural power and change in us. We may be aware of His presence in the trinity, but often, we can treat the Holy Spirit as a supporting character; although it is solely through Him that we may come to know Jesus.

The same power that raised Jesus to life, now lives inside of us.

1. New World

While He walked the earth, Jesus often spoke apocalyptically stating the Kingdom of God was near, and even had come to earth. Many at the time had been confused by what he said because from a natural point of view, nothing had changed. However, Jesus was speaking of the ushering in of a new era and new earth to be impacted and influenced by the power of the Holy Spirit.

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. - Matthew 9:35 (ESV)

The Holy Spirit pulls the world towards a new way of living
Jesus shifted the world towards a new era of peace of with God through the power of the Holy Spirit
The dove demonstrates the new world- a picture of heaven touching earth

The dove rested upon Jesus as if to say, everything is changing now

How have you experienced a new perspective through the power of the Holy Spirit?

2. New Creation

Jesus promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. God’s guidance is always inside of us in the form of the Holy Spirit. The Book of Genesis says: “God formed man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.” In creating mankind, God infused us with his essence. However, daily life presents the temptation to turn away from our Heavenly Father. Thankfully, through Jesus’ sacrifice we all have the opportunity to be supernaturally transformed into a new creation by the Spirit of Truth.

We may not be able to see the Holy Spirit, but we can feel Him.
The Holy Spirit facilitates fellowship with God.
Guidance from the Holy Spirit empowers us to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.

The Holy Spirit is our guide, comforter, and teacher; whatever we receive through him, comes directly from God.

How can we strengthen a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit?


The Holy Spirit is the facet of God that is inside of us. Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit is represented by icons or symbols. The Holy Spirit came down in the form of a dove at Jesus’s baptism. The mighty wind symbolized the mighty work of God’s spirit. Reminiscent of fire, the Spirit purifies and refines us from the inside out, empowering us to carry out the Lord’s work. Just as oil has numerous functions on Earth, the Holy Spirit functions in a number of important ways in our lives and on the earth.

Call To Action

Learn more about the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of each of us by studying the New Testament: Book Of Acts.

Visit for resources to learn more about the Holy Spirit, and how He connects us to the Lord.


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