October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 Newsletter
Download our latest group leader newsletter by clicking the link below. oct2015-newsletter

Being Mindful

Being Mindful
We don’t know where someone is at in their spiritual journey when they decide to join a community group.  That’s why as a group leader, it’s so important to create a safe environment where people from different stages of spiritual maturity can share openly. So often, for those with a church background, it’s so easy ...

GroupLink – August 30th

GroupLink - August 30th
Get ready for our next GroupLink on August 30th.  If your group is multiplying, adding more people, or if you can volunteer as an Assimilator to help people get connected, please let us know.

Facilitating Effective Group Discussion

Roles of Discussion Leaders (adapted from Handelsman et al. 2006) Effective facilitation of a discussion involves the recognition and employment of different perspectives and different skills to create an inclusive environment.  In order to do so, it is important to consider the features of effective discussions, and conditions that promote small group interaction and engagement. ...

Jesus Prom

JESUS PROM SESSION1 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo. JESUS PROM SESSION2 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo. JESUS PROM SESSION3 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo. JESUS PROM SESSION4 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo. JESUS PROM SESSION5 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo. JESUS PROM SESSION6 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo.

Cure For Burnout

Cure For Burnout
Have you ever felt burned out or bored as a leader? Have you ever thought seriously about stepping out of leadership for a season . . . or maybe even permanently? There are three things you can do to cure burnout and boredom. 1. Remember your purpose. Burnout or boredom are often byproducts of misunderstanding ...

RightNow Media Recommendations

RightNow Media Recommendations
We know that choosing a group curriculum in RightNowMedia can feel a bit overwhelming.  Therefore, we did some research to select studies that we think will best help your community group. We intentionally chose video studies that are shorter, more dynamic and current so that it will allow more time in your group meetings for ...

Prayer Circle

Though many believers may pray differently God knows what we need even before we ask. Let’s strive to communicate with God from our hearts and by following the model Jesus gave us in Matthew 6 The Prayer Circle – with Michael Jr from michaeljrcomedy on GodTube.

Are You Leading A New Group?

Are You Leading A New Group?
Did you just form a new group at GroupLink? If so, we have some resources we want you to know about. Visit groupleaders.org/startingwell. It has a ton of stuff to help you lead your group through Community: Starting Well In Your Small Group, the 8-week starter curriculum you were given at the event. You’ll find: A complete downloadable ...

Volunteer At Madera Elementary

Volunteer At Madera Elementary
In case you do have interested volunteers, we have now set up our online sign-up page for time slots: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4DACA82CA31-harvest We’re also trying something new this year.  If a group is willing provide staffing for a game for the entire evening, they can be a “Booth Sponsor.”  More information about becoming a Booth Sponsor can ...