TOOLS AND RESOURCES

GROUP MANAGEMENT: Click the button below to go to the CHURCH CENTER portal to submit attendance, manage rosters, update your group calendar, and plan for service projects and socials.


Website Access Instructions

1) Click the red button below

2) Click the login link in the upper right hand corner of the page

3) Enter your cell phone number (make sure it is the same number we have on file)

4) Click "Send me a login code"

5) Enter the code into the field requesting it, click "submit."

6) The site will greet you with your name, if it is correct, click "log in as ___"


Viewing your group and sending messages to them:

1) After completing all the above steps, you will be taken to a new page where you will see all of our groups.  Find your group, and click on it.

2) Once in your group page, click on VIEW GROUP.

3) Once there, you will see a menu on the left where you can send MESSAGES, see your EVENTS, view the RESOURCES, and find a list of your MEMBERS with their emails and phone numbers.


Planning Center has an app called "Church Center." From here you can submit your attendance, update your profile, look at your group, and much more.  Download the app, and then look for "GATEWAY COMMUNITY CRC", then login with the email or phone number that the church has to contact you!


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GOOGLE PLAY STORE

Did you miss the training meetings?

If you missed the training meetings, or wish to have a look at the material that we covered, have a look here for the booklet with all the blanks filled in!!


If you wish to have a broader understanding of what we talked about, please contact pastor Adam.  He has notes to share with you.


Open the booklet HERE

LIFE GROUP Leaders WEEKLY Guide & AUDIO


Every Friday during Life Groups we will post our Leaders Guide for the following week. This resource will be made available as a download, a podcast and audio. The two most recent weeks are below:


*NEW* November 21-28 (Week #9)

LEADER GUIDE PDF / LEADER GUIDE DOC / SERMON GUIDE PDF


November 14-21 (Week #8)

LEADER GUIDE PDF / LEADER GUIDE DOC / SERMON GUIDE PD




SUBSCRIBE:  Now on SPOTIFY, GOOGLE PODCASTS, & APPLE PODCASTS!!!


CLICK HERE TO GO TO LEADER ARCHIVES -

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weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPECIAL NOTES

FOR WEEK EIGHT - November 21-28, 2021

FEEDBACK FORMS:

  • This Sunday morning - If your group has actually had the chance to meet up, we would love to hear from you and your members about how this semester has gone for you group.  If you are able to, get the feedback forms from the church (on the welcome center), have them filled out, and bring them back to the church, placing in the same box, when you can.

PREPARATION FOR THIS WEEK:

  • Be in prayer for those in your group who have been affected by the floods. Reach out to everyone in your group, checking up on them, offer to pray over the phone if possible for what their needs may be. 
  • Plan your meeting for those who can make it, regardless of the numbers.  While there, spend time in prayer regarding the flooding situation.  Also, consider making plans for those in your group who can, assist those affected when possible.


PICTURES:

  • We are looking for pictures – from your meetings, ESPECIALLY YOUR ZOOM ONES!  We want to put together a highlight video to be shown to our church after this Life Group semester wraps up. Please email them directly to pastor Adam – adam@gatewaycrc.org.

SOCIAL EVENT

  • Have you booked a time with your group to simply hang out? Play some games, share a dinner together? We encourage our groups to take advantage of this opportunity, and spend valuable time together like this!

SERVE PROJECTS

  • In this meeting, bring up our passion to serve our city, and the joy it is to serve shoulder to shoulder! Look up the list of serve projects online at gatewaycrc.org/lifegroups/serve
  • Select an opportunity, and get in touch with me ASAP to secure your project.  From there we’ll work out the details.


HASHTAG CHALLENGE:

  • Be sure to encourage your group to use the #GatewayLifeGroups hashtag on Facebook and Instagram. Remember that there is going to be a $300 gift card draw at the end of the semester. [One COVID tip – try to inspire the public sharing of photos that follow covid-19 protocols. Optics & perception play a role]

CHURCH CENTER APP

  • Planning Center has an app called "Church Center." From here you can submit your attendance, update your profile, look at your group, and much more. Feel free to download the app, and then look for "GATEWAY COMMUNITY CRC", then login with the email or phone number that the church has to contact you!
  • in APPLE APP STORE
  • in GOOGLE PLAY STORE

HASHTAG CHALLENGE

  • This semester we are going to have a #GatewayLifeGroups hashtag challenge. 
  • Here is how it works: invite members of your group to take a picture and post it online with the hashtag #GatewayLifeGroups. In the comments, write what you love about your group. At the end of the semester we will have a random draw. The winner will receive a $300 gift card for their entire group to enjoy together! One entry per member.
  • [P.S. All submitted ATTENDANCE RECORDS on time also equals an entry!]
  • We are collecting submissions and monitoring TWITTER / FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM, and will be selecting a winner at the end of the Winter 2021 Semester.

ATTENDANCE

LEADER DOCUMENTS

Here, leaders will find Facilitator/Host job descriptions, group covenants, intake forms, and other resources to help oversee the Life Group ministry at Gateway. 


LIFE GROUP FACILITATOR/HOST DOCUMENTS:

Below are useful documents in PDF format, along with online forms, that you can use during the Life Group semester. Please call the office if you have any questions.


JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

COVENANTS:

This Covenant is vital to a healthy, thriving Life Group. Members commit to keeping each other's confidence, praying for one another, making group meetings a priority, and seeking to function as a faith family. 

INTAKE FORMS:

These forms are for you to use to share feedback with the Life Group Coordinators. Contact us by filling out the appropriate form below:

  • Sample FEEDBACK FORM  - At the end of each semester, you will be given in either paper or digital form an updated version of this feedback form to lead your group through.

SUMMER AFFINITY GROUP RESOURCES:

These forms are for you to use to share feedback with the Life Group Coordinators. Contact us by filling out the appropriate form below: