Jim’s Baptism Video

Here is Jim’s baptism video testimony.  These testimonies are what wakes me up in the morning. Jim Baptism 2 from Discovery Church Simi on Vimeo.

Begin At The End

Begin At The End
[All groups come to an end. Like it or not, that’s just the way it is. We think ending your group well is so important, you should start planning for it at the outset. Kelli Spivey leads a women’s group out of Buckhead Church in Atlanda. Here’s what she has to say about the importance of ...

Organic Apprenticeship

Organic Apprenticeship
Today I want to talk about “organic apprenticeship” because we believe this is the best way to raise leaders at Discovery.  We don’t raise leaders through heavy training or through leadership development programs.  We raise leaders by looking for people who are watching what we do and are eager to repeat it. This is the ...

Scott Recommends – Feb. 2014

Every once in awhile, I will post up some of my favorites or my recommendations.  These are purely my opinions and I don’t get any endorsement money for it.  🙂  Also, share some of your favorites as well. 1. Unbroken is one of my favorite books of this decade.  Apparently there is a movie adaptation ...

4 Strategies for Improving Group Attendance

One of your top challenges may be encouraging convincing begging group members to show up each week. There is no shortage of reasons for people to not show up. It begins with a single text: “I can’t make it.” And then the dominoes begin to fall: “I can’t make it either,” “I’ve got a ton to do.” Suddenly, it’s you and ...

3 Things To Remember For a Group Prayer Time

Prayer is an integral part of helping to lead people into a growing relationship with Christ in every area of our church. It’s also vital to building the kind of community that supports spiritual growth. You and your group members should be sharing the details of your lives, and praying both for and with one another. Here ...

January 2014 GroupLink Update

January 2014 GroupLink Update
Over 120 people were able to connect into a community group at GroupLink.  It felt like one big celebration and we are thankful to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible.  God is faithful!  

Multiply Your Group – Why, When, How

Multiply Your Group - Why, When, How
Why? For more people to experience authentic community & spiritual growth For current group members to celebrate their time together and be open to new relationships For more groups leaders to serve and exercise their gifts and skills When? For groups that began in 2012 and 2013, groups had the option to end in 18-24 ...

Freeway

Freeway
If you haven’t already picked up the Freeway Curriculum at the Resource Center, it is now available on Sundays. $12 for study guide and $12 for DVD. You only need one DVD per group and as mentioned before, it is available online at http://groups.discoverychurch.com/freeway. The Freeway sermon series begins on January 26th but your group can begin the study either the ...

Our Community Team

Our Community Team
We have an incredible Community Team at Discovery, ready to pray, plan, and support our group leaders.  The above photo is our time together in our FOCUS meeting.   Get to know our team: Jim, Scott, Rudy, Pam, Karen, Christina, Osharye and our newest addition Dan who is not pictured.