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* April 3-9 (Week #9)

LEADER GUIDE PDF / LEADER GUIDE DOC / SERMON GUIDE PDF


 March 27-April 2 (Week #8)

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 #9 - Apr 3-9, 2022

PREPARATION FOR THIS WEEK:

  • Feedback Forms: Find them online HERE. 
  • Finish Strong: We are in our final week of our Winter 2022 semester! Plan to finish strong with your groups – and even consider planning for a week #10 – not a study night, but one that is centered around fun and hanging out together as a group.  Organize an activity to do together, go mini-golfing, go for dinner, find a hike to do, or a walk in a park! Continue to build upon the relationships that you have formed!
  • Plan your approach to the discussion questions.  Be sure that you do your own homework and see what questions resonate with your heart, and what you might suspect will resonate with your group.  Remember, it is never the expectation to go through all the questions, but to enter into discussion about the themes of the biblical text we’re exploring. 
  • Have you sent in a picture yet? We love seeing what you as a group are doing, where you’re meeting, and the snack spread you’ve got laid out in front of you!
  • Remember the SOCIALS? While we love it when our groups gather together to study and reflect upon God’s word, we love it that our groups are centered around our church family growing in relationships together – plan then to simply hangout together! Here’s an idea – during spring break, we are taking two weeks off in the studies.  Might you consider seeing if your group can plan a social during that time?  Plan an evening of fun, games, and appies! Go for dinner together, order in dinner! Go mini-golfing, and then for dessert! Do something fun for your group. 

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.

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!
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  • 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 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: