Monthly Archives: October 2018

GT Update Oct 25

TELL ME MORE FINAL WEEK

This is the final week of Tell Me MORE.  Thank you for joining us for this series.  Below is the study guide and video for this week.  Please read beyond that for important information and upcoming events.

TellMeMore_StudyGuide_2018_CS6 copy

Please feel free to share this link with your group/class members.  There are also some printed copies at the Welcome Center.

Here are the videos for each week of the series.

 https://www.tellmemore.church/videos

Or, here is a direct link to the week 4 video:

Tell Me More Week 4: Wayne Kent from First Christian Church on Vimeo.

WHAT SHOULD WE STUDY NEXT? 

For those of you who have participated in the “In the Beginning” and “Tell Me MORE” studies, it’s time to make a decision with your group about what you will study next.  I have offered a few different ideas over the last few weeks, but I wanted to remind you that we have an entire digital library available to each of you for free.  You can access it at https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Library

A few other things to keep in mind:

  • As you decide on your next study, I would highly recommend choosing two studies you are excited about as a leader and asking your group to vote on those two studies.  Too many choices can often lead to no choice being made.
  • Please keep in mind that December is a full month and it can be difficult to meet every week during December.  If you are going to choose a longer study, you could take a brief break in December and get right back to it in January.

NEXT LEADER HUDDLE 

Our final Leader Huddle of 2018 will be Sunday November 18 from 6-7:30 in Mosaic Cafe.  Dinner is provided. Also, Pastor Wayne will be joining us that evening.  As key leaders in the church I have asked him to share with you things that has his attention in the life of our church.  Please make it a priority to be at this Huddle.  

 

 

TRAINING RESOURCES

I also wanted to remind you that Rightnow Media has a ton of free resources to help you grow as a leader.

Please use this link to check out the training options you see above and many more.

POSTURE SHIFT

Lastly, I wanted to encourage you as key leaders in our congregation to consider the possibility of attending the Posture Shift event on November 15-16.  You can learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/posture-shift-intensives-course-decatur-2018-registration-45857141946  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you, – JG

 

 

GT Update | Oct 18

Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well!

TELL ME MORE WEEK 3

HERE is the study guide for all four weeks of the Tell Me MORE series.

TellMeMore_StudyGuide_2018_CS6 copy

Please feel free to share this link with your group/class members.  There are also some printed copies at the Welcome Center.

Here are the videos for each week of the series. 

 https://www.tellmemore.church/videos

NEXT STUDY

Last week I shared four ideas I would recommend for your next Group study.  If you missed that, please check those out at the bottom of this post.   In addition to that, I also wanted to mention a study that my small group did last year that was quite good.  It’s called Breathing Room

Here is a description of the study: “In our attempt to get the most out of life, it’s easy to lose control of our lives. For most of us, breathing room feels more like a luxury than a necessity. In this series, Andy Stanley shows us how to create a breathing room in our schedules, our finances, and our relationships.”

If you would be interested in doing this study, you can find the videos here: https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/230360, and please let me know and I can get you copies of the leader guide.

Thanks again and have a great week, – JG

GT Update Oct 11

Here’s a quick video to get us started this week.

Leader Blog Oct 11 from Jonathan Grunden on Vimeo.

TELL ME MORE WEEK 2

HERE is the study guide for all four weeks of the Tell Me MORE series.

TellMeMore_StudyGuide_2018_CS6 copy

Please feel free to share this link with your group/class members.  There are also some printed copies at the Welcome Center.

Here are the videos for each week of the series. 

 https://www.tellmemore.church/videos

Or, here is a direct link to the week 2 video:

Tell Me More Week 2: Lori Putnam from First Christian Church on Vimeo.

OTHER STUDIES YOU MIGHT LIKE…

Below are some studies I would encourage you to use with your group once you finish the Tell Me MORE series.  Please let me know if you have any questions about these studies or need the resources.  All the videos and many of the resources are available at https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Library  If you need a Rightnow Media account, please let me know.

TO LIVE IS CHRIST TO DIE IS GAIN (PHILIPPIANS STUDY)

https://player.rightnow.org/174656

JAMES by FRANCIS CHAN

https://player.rightnow.org/174491

FIRST PETER by KYLE IDLEMAN
https://player.rightnow.org/315919

LOVE LIKE THAT by LES PARROTT
https://player.rightnow.org/310017

Thanks, -JG

SPECIAL POST : TMM

Hello all, I know it is uncharacteristic to get two of these posts in one week, but I wanted to update the Tell Me MORE items I sent you last Thursday.

HERE is the final version of the Study Guide:

TellMeMore_StudyGuide_2018_CS6 copy

Please feel free to share this link with your group/class members.  I will also have some printed copies at the Welcome Center.

Also, as mentioned, the videos for each week will be live here:

 https://www.tellmemore.church/videos

If it’s easier for you, you can also check the video out here:

Tell Me More Week 1: Bill Grueninger from First Christian Church on Vimeo.

Thanks again, JG

 

GROW TOGETHER UPDATE | SEPT 4

Hello all, I hope your week has gone well. Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to the Leader Huddle last Sunday night.  If you were unable to make it, I included some thoughts below.

TELL ME MORE…2

This weekend we begin our TELL ME MORE series.  During this study, we will tackle four big questions as we try to understand our own identity and who God really is:

  • Who Am I? (What does the Bible say about me and God?)
  • Who is Our Father? (What if I don’t know what a “good father” looks like?)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?

As we dive into these topics, we will discover a difference between the MORE we think we want and the MORE we really need. Whether it’s a better way of life, healthier relationships, direction in life, or deeper meaning, MORE is available to you.

The final copy of this study will be available in the next couple days, but I wanted to get some information in your hands, so the link below contains a “mostly” edited version.  I will send you the final version once I receive it.  

In the mean time, here is something to get you going.

TellMeMore_StudyGuide_2018_CS6 copy

Please feel free to download this and share it with your group/class, or we will have some paper copies available at the Welcome Center this weekend.

You will also notice that there are videos that go along with each week of the study.  Here is the link: https://www.tellmemore.church/videos.  Right now, they are still the videos from last year, but they will be updated in the next couple days.   If you don’t have a way to display these at your group (laptop, iPad, etc.), please encourage your group members to watch them before they come to group.

HUDDLE RECAP

At the Huddle last weekend we watched the video below on leading great discussions.  Please take a minute to check it out.

READING PLAN

A few of you requested a Bible reading plan for our upcoming series (cool idea).  While it is much simpler than the previous series’ reading plan, here are some passages you could share with your group to read prior to each weekend.

  • Week 1: Exodus 3 and Psalm 139
  • Week 2: Joshua 1:1-9
  • Week 3: Colossians 1:15-23
  • Week 4: Romans 8:1-17

Thanks again, JG