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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Want to learn about leading?

This Winter 2022 Semester, we didn't get a chance to gather our leaders all together, so take a moment to review our Fall 2021 teaching around leading Life Groups!


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* September 25-October 1 (Week #1)

LEADER GUIDE PDF / LEADER GUIDE DOC / SERMON GUIDE PDF




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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 #1 - Sept 25-oct 1, 2022

PREPARATION FOR THIS WEEK

  • Plan your first meeting.  Each year, we encourage all our groups, especially the newest groups to organize a social for their first meeting.  Plan an appetizer evening, organize a game or two to play.  Make it fun, make it welcoming, and be sure that every knows who each other is!  Send your group all a message about your plans, including your meeting address, times, and parking instructions. 
  • Plan for some directed conversation.  While you want to focus on getting to know who everyone is, we also want to make sure that there is opportunity for everyone to get to know the general feel of the gatherings.  Talk through how you envision your gatherings will go.  Be sure everyone knows where to get a sermon guide, encourage everyone to fill in the blanks, to take extra notes, to scratch down other questions.  Share with them how you plan to walk through the discussion guide.  Perhaps use a few of the introductory questions.
  • Talk about the plans for the semester.  Bring up the serve projects to come (find them online at gatewaycrc.org/lifegroups/serve).  Select a project that will work well for the group, and get in touch with Pastor Adam.  Consider having a few picked out, in case another group has already booked your number one plan.  Also, send your members to the HUB next Sunday morning to get a new BLUE SERVE SHIRT!  Also, touch on the topic of the covenant, and our commitment to be the safest of places for each of our members, and we do so seriously, to earn the trust of each other, and to protect each other.

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!

ATTENDANCE

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


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

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 DOCUMENT


All in one place, is everything you can imagine that you would need to know about leading one of our groups.