Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thinking about prayer as your next study?

Thinking about your next study… here’s some advice about studies on prayer…

Churchteams Help (& other fun stuff)

By now you probably know what “Churchteams” is because you get an email from the system day asking you to complete your meeting reports shortly after your regularly scheduled meeting (BTW – please do fill out these reports, we really do read them and really are interested in what’s going on in ‘group land’).

Beyond that, it’s likely that you’re confused about what Churchteams (“CT”) means to you and/or how to use it.

Well… you’re in luck!

There’s now a new page on the Grow Together blog site called “Documents/Resources.”

On that page you’ll find documents and other resources you’ll find useful as a group leader. The first document posted is the “Churchteams User Guide.” This will explain how you can use CT to manage and maintain information about your group and the members in it. This is important because much of that information is what shows up in the “Group Browse” page on the iPads on the Get Connected wall at the church (aka, The Wall). This same page is also available on the church’s website (www.firstdecatur.org). We will continue to add other documents and resources designed to help you as a leader – so please check back periodically.

So, check it out… if you have any questions or need additional help, send an email to smallgroups@firstdecatur.org. Either myself, Pastor Brian, or Rayla Cass (Group Life Administrator) will respond back as quickly as possible to help you out!

Blessings all…

Tim Revis
Group Life Deacon
217.725.9089
trevis@firstdecatur.org

study the greatest sermon every preached

This week in Worship you’re going to hear the greatest sermon ever preached!

[You as Blog Reader: “Did he just actually say that?!”]

…Yes! Because it’s Jesus’ Sermon! The Sermon on the Mount… ha ha, gotchya!

This week we begin a Seven Week series, “On Earth… as it is in Heaven.”  And if you’re looking for a study for your small group, you may consider doing a study in conjunction with the weekend sermon series.

Sermon_On_The_Mount_Study

I would encourage you to take a look at LifeGuide Bible Study “Sermon on the Mount”  by the late John Stott (who by the way, is one of the top Bible scholars of the last century and who has been my go to resource in sermon preparation for this upcoming series)

You can order it through amazon at Sermon-Mount-Lifeguide-Bible-Studies, or we would be glad to help you with the process if you need – just email us at smallgroups@firstdecatur.org.