Life Group Leaders Weekly

WEEK NINE (March 19-23)

OUR MISSION

TO CULTIVATE

"MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS CENTERED ON GOD'S WORD AND PRAYER"

LIFE GROUP UPDATE

Hello Life Group Leaders!


We made it to the end! This is officially the last week of Spring Life Groups! Now is the opportunity for you to reflect with your leaders on all that God has done over this last semester. For most of you, this is also a time to take a much needed break! As Coordinators we are so grateful for all of you who have decided to serve.


As a very small token of our thanks you should have received a "THANK YOU!" gift at the Welcome Center. If you haven't yet, be sure to pick it up this Sunday. It pales in comparison to all that you have done, but we are so very grateful.


You won't be hearing from me on this format for a while (sad, I know!), but for those of you ready to take the plunge again in the Fall, you can look forward to a phone call from yours truly sometime in July.


P.S. If you think of it, we encourage all of you to take a group picture during your last meeting and to email it to Heather. Also, if you have any more pictures from your group, socials, or serve projects, please send those along as well!


P.P.S. This is a long way out, but I will be bringing a group of 20 people to San Diego on October 16 and 17 for a "Sticky Teams Conference." The event, travel, and food will be free of change to any Life Group leaders (minus hotel accommodations) interested in joining us. 13 of us went last Fall land had a BLAST! Space is limited, so begin thinking about if that would be of interest to you to join us.


In Christ,

Pastor Justin


IMPORTANT DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:

Last week of Life Groups: March 19-23

Summer Affinity Groups Sign-Ups: Sundays - May 6, 13, 20, 27

Summer Semester: May 28th thru the Summer

Sticky Teams Conference: October 16-17


FEEDBACK FORMS:

Please fill those out THIS WEEK, collect them all at the meeting, and hand them in to the office or in Nancy's church mailbox next Sunday.

COORDINATOR SPECIAL - IMPORTANT DATES AND REMINDERS

1. SAVE THE DATES!


A. This Sunday! there is a "Thank You!" gift at the Welcome Center for those of you who missed it last week. Please stop by and accept our humble token of appreciation for all your hard work and dedication to making Life Groups a reality!


B. Last week of Life Groups: March 26-30


C. Summer Affinity Groups: As our Life Groups come to a close for the year, remember that we will be offering "Summer Affinity Groups."


2. NEXT SERMON SERIES - "STORYTELLER - THE PARABLES OF JESUS"

Starting in April we will take ten weeks to explore the parables of Jesus.


3. FEEDBACK FORMS:

This you will walk your group through filling out the feedback form. Please, please, please give your group time to fill it out that night. Avoid the temptation to simply hand them out for group members to fill out on their own time. Some groups have done that in the past and we had to chase down a lot of individuals which made for lots of extra work.


So please take note: Disperse AND collect them that same night, put them in an envelope, and hand them in at the office (or Nancy's mailbox) by no later than Sunday, March 25th. You can also place them in her church mailbox.


Also, have your group members verify that we have their current address and phone number by using the roster sheet that is in your envelope and add that into the envelope as well.


There might also be a few members of your group who have never been baptized or publicly professed their faith. We want to give them the opportunity to take the next step in their faith journey if they are ready.


4. LEADING A SUMMER AFFINITY GROUP:

Would any of you be interested in leading an affinity group? If so, please let us know asap. To assist you in that process, please take a look at the resource below.


Thank you!

SUMMER AFFINITY GROUP CURRICULUM GUIDE

Suggestions for Summer Affinity Groups

RECOMMEND A NEW LEADER/HOST TODAY!

Also be sure to fill out our "Recommend a Leader/Host" form for future semesters. As we hope to have the Life Group ministry grow, we need more people to step up into positions of leadership. Your feedback forms are essential to that end!


It will only take 1 minute to fill out...

THINGS TO REMEMBER

1) Drinks when people arrive.

2) Greet your guests at the door.

3) Reflect on all that God has done this semester.

4) Take a picture of your group and send it to Heather.

GOALS FOR THE GROUP MEETING

  • Praise God for what He has done this semester.
  • Pray together
  • Consider ways in which your group can stay connected over the summer break.

IMPORTANT DATES AND ANNOUCEMENTS

ATTENDANCE ROSTERS:

  • Keep up the good work!


LEADERS WEBPAGE - "AUDIO GUIDE"


SERVE & SOCIALS:

  • Talk to your group about the Serve/Social contest for a chance to win the $250 gift card. Remember the hashtag #CRCLIFEGROUPS


FEEDBACK FORMS:

  • Leader/Host referrals due this week.
  • Feedback forms due this week.


TEAM HUDDLE:

  • nothing for this week.

THIS WEEK in our Sermon Series "The Acceptable Sins of Christians"

Sermon Text:

2 Corinthians 10:3-6


Title:

Impatience


Pastor's Notes:

Scripture says impatience develops from a posture of unbelief. Depending in your personality, impatience may cause you to give up and throw in the towel. On the other hand, impatience may tempt you to make rash counter moves against the obstacles in your way. The question is, ‘Will you live by faith and wait for God’s timing?

LIFE GROUP LEADER SERMON GUIDE NOTES & AUDIO - From Julie Mendes

Julie is sick with the flu so I (Pastor Justin) will be leading you this week.


  • A PDF and Leader Audio is on our "Life Group Leaders Page" website.
  • Nancy will also print off hard copies of these and place them in your mailbox.
  • The link to the leaders page is also below:

SERVE/SOCIALS

Leaders and Hosts,


As you meet with your teams to complete your service projects and social events, be sure to take lots of pictures and videos! After that, here are two more things you can do:


  1. Send your pics and videos to Heather Thomas at: hnthomas.2002@gmail.com, and
  2. Post your pics and videos on Facebook with the hashtag #CRCLifeGroups (we will only be able to see the posts with the proper hashtag link). Also, be sure to express why you love your Life Group in the post.


Once all 10 groups have completed their service projects we will do a random draw for every individual email with videos/pictures to Heather and social media interaction from your group (max of 2 per individual).


The winner will receive a $250 gift card for your entire Life Group for a group social event.


Share the news with your team!!!


LIVE RESULTS (as of Mar. 15)


1. Carpenter/Mackey - 8

2. Duyst/Wintz - 5

3. Pickering/Kootstra - 4

4. Kootstra/Zonneveld - 3

5. DeJong/Fukano & Pever - 8

6. Holden/Thomas - 9

7. Neal/Bergman - 4

8. De Valois/Rietema - 5

9. Noland/teVelde - 4

10. Schmidt/Minnema - 3


THE DRAW WILL BE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29th. ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE MADE BY OR BEFORE MARCH 28th.

The Life Group Coordinator Team