Hello Grow Together Leaders and Happy Thursday!  Thank you again for taking on the Common Threads series.  It has been really encouraging to hear the feedback from your group members about the conversations you are having.


To start this week, I just want to say thank you for sharing life with the people in your group or class.  I was reminded again this week that the goal of a Grow Together group or class is not what we study, or even who has the greatest snacks (in case your curious, my group has already won that competition).  The goal is that we care about one another’s souls.

We are not here to help one another know more, we are here to help one another be more like Jesus.  The way we care for one another, the moments we show up in each others lives when things aren’t going well, the moments we celebrate each others’ victories, the times we hold each other accountable, the way we pray for one another…those are the things that add up over time to bring about life change.  It isn’t always easy, but it is worthwhile.  Thank you for sharing your life with the people in your group and walking along with them on their journey.


directionThis week we are talking about Direction.  Here is an updated version of the week 3 study: Common Threads – Small Group Study – Week 3 Based on the feedback I received over the last couple weeks, I added and edited a few questions to the curriculum.

If it works best for you, please feel free to download these and print them for your group, or email them to your group in advance.  If you would prefer not to print them yourself, I will have copies available at the Welcome Center each week. Please take as many as you need.

WEEKS 4 and 5 will be available early next week. I will send them out as soon as they are ready.

Thank you so much for everything you do.  As always, please don’t hesitate to email or call me with any questions or concerns.

Thanks, JG


  1. Thank you for the material Jonathan. It has been easy to use and very helpful. We appreciate all you do to help us prepare to lead this all-church study!


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