Monthly Archives: October 2017

GROW TOGETHER UPDATE | OCT 26

Hey all, I’m sorry there was no post last Thursday. ¬†I apologize if you wasted hours staring at your phone or computer waiting for my email to pop up. ūüôā ¬†I was in class last week learning about leadership and administration in the church, and actually had the opportunity to tour several other churches learning about how they approach leadership and discipleship. ¬†I am excited to share in the days ahead some of the things I learned.

LEADER HUDDLE | NOV 19 

Before we get too far into this post, I want to ask you to make it a priority to be at our LEADER HUDDLE on Sunday Nov 19 at 6 PM in MOSAIC CAFE.  DINNER IS PROVIDED.  This time we are going to be talking about:

HELPING YOUR GROUP GROW.

Just to be clear, this is NOT how to make your group larger.  It is how to help the people in your group/class become more like Christ.

 

 

 

 

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is 4 weeks from today¬†and Christmas is 2 months from yesterday. ¬†I know some of you hate me right now. ¬†However, holidays can have a funny impact on people’s schedules, and as it turns out, people’s schedules impact their group attendance. ¬†With that in mind, please talk to your group now about a holiday rhythm. ¬†Some groups continue to meet throughout November and December and only miss a week or two. ¬†Others meet right up until Thanksgiving and then try to gather socially during December.

Much like summer, we often forget how full our schedule can be going into the end of November and December with family and business parties, school concerts, and last minute shopping. ¬†Having a plan now can help you figure out how to plan your group study between now and the end of the year. ¬†Or you can ignore this advice, but if you complain to me in December about how nobody is able to make it to your group, I’m going to say “I told you so”. ūüôā

SPEAKING OF STUDIES

Studying God’s word is fundamental to what we are doing in our groups. In light of that, I know that I’ve mentioned this study before, but my small group right now is going through the Tony Evans study on the books of 1st, 2nd and 3rd John. ¬†We are only 2 weeks in, but if you are looking for a study, I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

Again, I want to say how grateful I am for each of you.  You are not only group organizers or conversations leaders or providers of delicious snacks, you are DISCIPLERS.  Thank you for taking that role seriously!

Thanks, JG

GROW TOGETHER UPDATE OCT 12

TELL ME MORE ABOUT TELL ME MORE

I want to say a big thank you to those of you who have taken the time to tell me more about your experience with TELL ME MORE. ¬†If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts so we can continue to improve studies like this in the future.

Share your feedback here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YNJKW3Q

NEXT STUDY IDEA

2 weeks ago¬†I shared several study ideas with you. However I came across a study today that I thought would be an excellent study as well. ¬†If you haven’t already picked a next study for your class or group, please check out: The books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John by Tony Evans.¬†Here’s the trailer:

The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Books of John ‚Äď Trailer from RightNow Media on Vimeo.
If you are unable to see the video, please click here.

ENCOURAGEMENT

I once heard someone say “Assume that everyone you see today needs encouragement.” ¬†Wouldn’t it be amazing if we spent more time encouraging one another in what is right and good? ¬†So, I want to leave you with that assignment today. ¬†Assume that your co-worker, spouse, child, parent, grandparent, boss, teacher, student, small group member, neighbor, cashier, coach, client, or random stranger needs encouragement today. ¬†Let me know how it goes.

By the way, you are all amazing, and God is using you.  Keep up the good work.

Thanks, JG