Life Group Leaders Weekly

Week Nine (November 11 - November 17)




Hi Leaders!

Can you believe it? It's already week nine! That means we only have one more week to go! I hope that this semester has proven to be a rich and rewarding time for your groups as you seek to grow with one another.

We have another week with quite a few details to cover so let's get started.

Heather Thomas

Save the Dates:

  1. Last week of Life Groups is THIS WEEK: November 11th - 17th
  2. Spring Group Sign-ups: January 6th, 13th & 20th
  3. Spring Essentials Training (but not training): Saturday, January 12th
  4. Spring Semester: Week 1 - Starts: January 20th - Week 9 - Ends: March 23rd



We are already looking towards the Spring Semester and we are so grateful that so many of you have chosen to serve once more. It is because of you that Life Groups are possible. Thank you! We still have a few pending requests, but as of today, we're looking to have 13 groups this Spring. By continuing to grow leaders we hope to have openings in our groups for those who haven't been able to join us yet.

*If you haven't yet had the opportunity to get back to me with your decision about serving in the Spring, there is still time. All you need to do is shoot me over a quick email to say "I'm in for the Spring!".


Hopefully you all have received your envelope with a cover letter, feedback forms, and a roster sheet. THIS WEEK (November 11-17) you will walk your group through filling out the feedback form. Like I mentioned last week, please give your group time to fill it out and return them that evening. As I mentioned last week, we ask this of you because we have found that groups who offer their members the option to complete them at home, are not as likely to return all the forms. We've even had members miss out on the opportunity to remain in their preferred group.

So please take note: Disperse AND collect them that same night, put them in an envelope and hand them in at the office (or you can place them in Nancy's mailbox) no later than Sunday, November 18th.


By providing your Leader/Host referral you are helping our coordinator team plan for future semesters. As we hope to have the Life Group ministry grow, we need more people to step into positions of leadership. Your feedback is essential to that end. Feel free to make your referral from here.


I have to say, I really love some of the social ideas that your groups are coming up with. For groups that haven't had a social or haven't yet started planning one, please don't miss out on the opportunity to just spend some time together. Consider some of these great ideas: Dinner out/in, a trip to the beach for the day, a game night, a concert, go bowling etc. Find out what fits best for your group and have fun!


Have an idea for a future Serve Project? Share them with Jennifer soon, but we ask that you consider some of our basic requirements listed below:

  1. 2-3 Hours (start to finish)
  2. Weekday evenings or Saturdays
  3. "Plug & Play" (no specialized tools, equipment or planning required)
  4. Hands on Service (no care packages or deliveries)
  5. No funds required from LG participants (occasional options may be presented, but not required for all Serve Projects)
  6. Members serve together (same time & same location, and when possible it's nice to bring the kids along)

*Jennifer will also connect with you directly with more details & information.


We'll be tallying the results for this challenge after week 9 (NEXT WEEK) so remember to keep sharing your photos on Social Media with #CRCLifeGroups to be entered for a $250 gift card drawing! Haven't shared anything yet? Don't give up. Keep in mind that even a single entry could still allow your Life Group to win a gift card.

LEADER TOOLS - Our Leader Tools Page is updated weekly on our church website.

  • Leader's Weekly
  • Leaders Audio
  • Sermon Guide
  • And more!

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  • Build Relationships
  • Prayer
  • Discuss the Homework
  • Pray & Discuss with your team about Leading/Hosting in the Spring
  • Start sharing your Leader/Host referrals

LIFE GROUP LEADER NOTES & AUDIO GUIDE - Brought to you by: Julie Mendes

THIS WEEK - Week Seven

Sermon Text:

Romans 9


God's Sovereign Choice - Part One

#CRCLifeGroups - Challenge

The #CRCLifeGroups Challenge is fun way for people to engage with groups while we serve and socialize together. If your group chooses to accept the challenge, you may be eligible to win an opportunity to enjoy some group social time, on us!

It's simple - Post your pictures and videos on Facebook with hashtag #CRCLifeGroups. Oh! And don't forget to share with everyone why you love your Life Group in the post.

Drawing will be held after week 9 of this semester (Week of November 18th)

There will be Prizes (yes I said prizes, plural):

  1. $250 Gift Card to the group selected during our random draw
  2. $250 Gift Card to the group that has the most #CRCLifeGroups eligible entries


  • 1 entry per person, per event, regardless of number of posts made by a single individual
  • Entries must include #CRCLifeGroups in order to be eligible
  • Photos uploaded directly to the Dropbox link are ineligible for points
  • In the event that the highest entry group is selected in the random draw no additional prizes will be awarded.

Now that you've read all of the rules here are the Gift Card Options:

$250 Fansler Gift Card (Pismo's Coastal Grill, Westwoods BBQ or Yosemite Ranch)

$250 Fandango Gift Card (Movies 8, Metro 4 or Lemoore Stadium Cinemas)

The Life Group Coordinator Team