LIFE GROUP LEADER TOOLS

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 For the Week of March 15-21 (Week 9)

This guide is designed to give helpful hints in preparing & leading your group discussion

LEADER GUIDE PDF / LEADER GUIDE DOC


For the week of March 8-14 (Week 8)

This guide is designed to give helpful hints in preparing & leading your group discussion

LEADER GUIDE PDF / LEADER GUIDE DOC






Also, click the link below to listen and subscribe. It's a simple way to have the "Life Group Leaders Audio" podcast automatically delivered to your iTunes or mobile device each week. 


SUBSCRIBE:  GOOGLE PODCAST I APPLE PODCAST (coming soon)


CLICK HERE TO GO TO LEADER ARCHIVES -

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weekly ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPECIAL NOTES

FOR WEEK NINE - MARCH 15-21, 2020

FEEDBACK FORMS

Last week, we handed out feedback forms for your group! Please connect with Pastor Adam to get the completed forms back to the church!

  • Through the months of March & April, I hope to share findings from these feedback forms with our leaders, hoping to do this in person, so watch for some emails/texts/phone calls to schedule!

PICTURES

We are looking for more pictures – from your meetings, serve projects, or socials!  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.  Invite your group members to follow through with this as well!


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.


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 $250 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 on March 24th!

 

ATTENDANCE

Submit your group’s attendance online at https://gatewaycrc.churchcenter.com/groups/life-groups. If you’re not sure how to get on to planning center to post attendance, use our instructions lower on this page. 

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

GROUP MANAGEMENT:

  • PLANNING CENTER LOGIN - Click here to go to the "PLANNING CENTER" portal to submit attendance, manage rosters, update your group calendar, and plan for service projects and socials. 
Website Access Instructions:
1) Click the link above
2) Click the login link in the upper right hand corner of the page
3) Enter your email address (make sure it is the same email address we are using for your leader profile)
4) Click "Send me a login link"
5) Check your email and then follow the prompts and you should be all set!

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:

  • FEEDBACK FORM (After Fall Semester) - Download, print, and hand out to all of your Life Group members to hand back in. This is used to help Life Group Coordinators know how groups are going and how we can improve. Have your group fill these out during group time and get them back to hand into the office. 
  • FEEDBACK FORM (After Spring Semester) - Same as above. To be used only after the spring semester. 

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: