Life Group UPDATE

November 1 & 2, 2014

Can you help Set Up at 4pm Oct. 31 in Parrish?

Pre-Registrations are ahead of last year, and we had almost 1,000 attend in Parrish.
Now we need a few more volunteers to help with Set Up (4-6pm) and food (6-9pm) this Friday night at Buffalo Creek Middle School.

We have just two hours to transform the entire parking lot and venue because we can't start until after school is out. If you can help please contact Kevin Bowder at

Rekindle the Fire -Women's Conference

Rekindle – Nov. 7& 8

Friday night Nov. 7 6:30- 9:30

Saturday Nov. 8 8:30 - 12:30

REGISTER ONLINE or Purchase at Church

New Groups: Basic Traning for Life Group Leaders - Nov. 5

We're in week four and we have heard from many of you that your Group has decided to continue on after Transformed. Praise the Lord and thank you for the ministry you are having!

All new hosts and leaders going on must attend the one-time Basic Training for Life Group Leaders/Hosts that is coming up Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30pm at our Lakewood Ranch campus in the Conference Room upstairs. The "make-up" time is the following Sunday at 9:30am in the same room.

At Basic, you will learn not only the Woodland DNA of groups, but also very simple steps to be able to maintain group health and growth, and "go long" as a leader in a way that makes it doable and enjoyable. RSVP to Holly McAndrew if you are a new leader/host with Transformed, or if it has been more than two years since you last led a Woodland Life Group (

RSVP by contacting Holly McAndrew at


New Groups: Choose a "Gathering" Study

If you are a new Group continuing on after Transformed your group is still in the "Gathering stage" of group life. Groups go through stages of growth, just like people.

In the first 3 months one of the most important concerns is gathering people (probably more people too) and helping a group firmly bond or "gel" together relationally. People come once for information; they come back because of relationship. Certain types of studies really help because they are on important topics we all deal with and want to know what God's word says about. The three studies below are top recommendations. All studies must be approved and we have an extensive approved list at and also on as well as shelves of groups studies in the Life Group office at church.

  • Come in during office hours M-F and browse the "gathering phase" studies on the shelf. You can check them out for your group. Contact Holly in the church office at 753-8588 x224 or
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Chili Dogs, Slaw Dogs, Sauerkraut Dogs, Plain Dogs…anyway you want them. Come hang out with your brothers around the campfire.

Does anyone know how to sing Kumbayah? Seriously.

WHEN: TUESDAY, November 4, 2014

WHERE: John Chambliss

16535 CR 675

Parrish, FL 34219

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

Call 360-2145 if you have questions or need directions.

For best results, forward this UPDATE to your Life Group via email