Off the Shelf Week 7

LEADER HUDDLE – THIS SUNDAY

Please join us for our Leader Huddle this Sunday, Oct. 20, from 6-7:30 in Mosaic Cafe.  Dinner is provided. This will be the 2nd of 4 huddles this school year.  I would love to see you there for training, prayer, and connection with other leaders.

 


OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 7

Below are the video and small group guide for week 7 of the Off the Shelf series. Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 7

Here is the video for this week:

Off the Shelf Small Group Video Week 7 from Jonathan Grunden on Vimeo.

If you can’t see the video, please click here.


BIBLE READING PLAN

For those of you who are doing the weekly reading plan, here is week 7: Week 7 OTS Reading Plan. This plan will be emailed on Monday morning to those who subscribed to the “Off the Shelf” email.  Please share this link with anyone in your group who is not signed up: https://www.firstdecatur.org/offtheshelf/

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, JG

Off the Shelf | Week 6

LEADER HUDDLE – 1 WEEK AWAY

Please join us for our next Leader Huddle on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 6-7:30 in Mosaic Cafe.  Dinner is provided. This will be the 2nd of 4 huddles this school year.  I would love to see you there for training, prayer, and connection with other leaders.

If you have not RSVP’d, please do so soon so we can prepare for the huddle. 


OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 6

Below are the video and small group guide for week 6 of the Off the Shelf series. Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 6

Here is the video for this week:

Click here if you can’t see the video.


BIBLE READING PLAN

For those of you who are doing the weekly reading plan, here is week 6: Week 6 OTS Reading Plan. This plan will be emailed on Monday morning to those who subscribed to the “Off the Shelf” email.  Please share this link with anyone in your group who is not signed up: https://www.firstdecatur.org/offtheshelf/

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, JG

OFF THE SHELF WEEK 5

NEXT LEADER HUDDLE

Please mark your calendar for our next Leader Huddle on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 6-7:30 in Mosaic Cafe.  Dinner is provided. This will be the 2nd of 4 huddles this school year.  I would love to see you there for training, prayer, and connection with other leaders.

 

 

OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 5

Below are the video and small group guide for week 5 of the Off the Shelf series. Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 5

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THIS WEEK’S STUDY

The study has an element this week that is a bit out of the ordinary for us.  It’s not weird, it’s just not something we often do.  Please take a close look at the section following the video so you can be fully prepared to lead that portion.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Here is the video for this week:


Click here if you are unable to see the video.

BIBLE READING PLAN

For those of you who are doing the weekly reading plan, here is week 5: Week 5 OTS Reading Plan. This plan will be emailed on Monday morning to those who subscribed to the “Off the Shelf” email.  Please share this link with anyone in your group who is not signed up: https://www.firstdecatur.org/offtheshelf/

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, JG

OFF THE SHELF WEEK 4

Hello, awesome small group leaders, I hope your weeks and your groups are going well.

WHO’S IN YOUR GROUP?

Dawn Wendt, who is a small group leader and works in the front office, is graciously working on updating all of our group info in the church database.  THANK YOU DAWN!!!!  To help her, please send me an email with the names and contact info of the people currently in your group. CLICK HERE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL.  If you were at the August leader huddle and gave me a card, and nothing has changed, you get a pass.

NEXT LEADER HUDDLE

Please mark your calendar for our next Leader Huddle on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 6-7:30 in Mosaic Cafe.  Dinner is provided. This will be the 2nd of 4 huddles this school year.  I would love to see you there for training, prayer, and connection with other leaders.

 

 

OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 4

Below are the video and small group guide for week 4 of the Off the Shelf series. Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 4

Here is the video for this week.

Week 4 Off the Shelf Small Group Video from Jonathan Grunden on Vimeo.

If you can’t see the video, please click here.

BIBLE READING PLAN

For those of you who are doing the weekly reading plan, here is week 3: Week 4 OTS Reading Plan. This plan will be emailed on Monday morning to those who subscribed to the “Off the Shelf” email.  Please share this link with anyone in your group who is not signed up: https://www.firstdecatur.org/offtheshelf/

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, JG

Off the Shelf Week 3

OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 3

Below are the video and small group guide for week 3 of the Off the Shelf series. Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 3

Here is the video for this week.


If you are unable to see the video, please click here.

BIBLE READING PLAN

For those of you who are doing the weekly reading plan, here is week 3: Week 3 OTS Reading Plan. This plan will be emailed on Monday morning to those who subscribed to the “Off the Shelf” email.  Please share this link with anyone in your group who is not signed up: https://www.firstdecatur.org/offtheshelf/

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you, JG

Off the Shelf Week 2

OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 2

Below are the video and small group guide for week 2 of the Off the Shelf series. Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 2

Here is the video for this week.

Off the Shelf Week 2 from Jonathan Grunden on Vimeo.

If you can’t see the video, please click here.

BIBLE READING PLAN

As I’ve mentioned in the last couple of weeks, we would love for your group to participate in one of two Bible reading plans throughout the Off the Shelf series.  For more information about that, please check out the week two reading plan here: Week 2 OTS Reading Plan. This plan will be emailed on Monday morning to those who subscribed to the “Off the Shelf” email.  Please share this link with anyone in your group who is not signed up: https://www.firstdecatur.org/offtheshelf/

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you, JG

 

Off the Shelf Week 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to week one of the Off the Shelf small group series.

BIBLE READING PLAN

As I mentioned last week, we will be encouraging the congregation to participate in one of two Bible reading plans throughout the Off the Shelf series.  For more information about that, please check out the week one reading plan here: Week 1 OTS Reading Plan  We encourage your group to choose one of these plans and read together over the next 13 weeks.

OFF THE SHELF – WEEK 1

Below are the video and small group guide for week 1 of the Off the Shelf series.  These will be available on this page each week for the next 13 weeks.  Please feel free to download the guide and share it digitally with your group members.  There will also be paper copies available at the Welcome Center if you would prefer to pick them up there.

Here is the study guide for this week: Off the Shelf – Study Guide Week 1

Here is the video for this week.


If you are unable to see the video, please click here.

A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES

  •  The best method for sharing this video with your group is to stream it to your TV. If that will not work for you, consider showing the video on a laptop or tablet. Please double check your technology prior to group time.   If you have any difficulties, please contact me at jgrunden@firstdecatur.org.
  • If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.  I’m here to help.

Thanks again, and I hope you have a great first week.

God Bless, JG

Grow Together Small Group Update August 29

Hello Small Group Leaders, we are now one week away from our Off the Shelf series.  We finish up the FCC at the Movies series this coming weekend with a movie of galactic proportions.

OFF THE SHELF

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I am really excited about this series.  I believe it has the potential to impact our congregation, and hopefully those outside it in major ways.  I am particulalry excited about our small groups going through this content for the next 13 weeks.

As we get ready, here are some important notes for you to be aware of. 

  • Next Thursday (Sept. 5), I will post the first study and video for this series right here on the blog.  This is to be used during the week of Sept. 8-13, following the 1st weekend (Sept. 7/8)
  • We will also be encouraging the congregation to particpate in one of two Bible reading plan during this series.  One plan will cover key passages of the Bible that correspond with each weekend’s sermond.  This plan will take less than 10 minutes per day, 5 days a week.  The other plan is to read the entire Bible in 90 days.  We will be using this plan for that purpose: https://my.bible.com/reading-plans/13-bible-in-90-days Please discuss these options with your group.  I think it would be great if each group chose one of these plans and went after it together.
  • I recognize that some groups only meet every other week, and I would enourage you to consider meeting every week for the 13 weeks of this series.  I would also encourage you, to encourage the people in your groups, to commit to being at group and church every week of this series.
  • If you are a social media person, there is a facebook group you can join for this series as well.  You can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/offtheshelfdecatur/

Please let me know if you need anything.
Thanks again, JG

Grow Together SG Update Aug 22

Hello everyone, I decided to put this week’s update on video.  Please take a minute to watch when you can.  It includes:

  • Important information about our fall small group curriculum
  • A quick recap of the training from our leader huddle
  • A reminder about group lists
  • A new coaching opportunity for group leaders.


 If you are unable to see the video, please click here.

As always, please let me know if you need anything.

Thank you, JG

GT Mid Summer Update

Hello Grow Together Leaders, I hope your summer is going well.  I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, so I wanted to send a mid-summer update.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video below.  It contains two important announcements, that I want to make sure you are aware of as a leader in our congregation.  Check it out.

As always, I would love to hear from you. Please email me at jgrunden@firstdecatur.org.

Thanks, JG