Life Group Leaders Weekly - Week #7

Week Seven (March 8-March 14)

OUR MISSION

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

LIFE GROUP UPDATE

Hello Life Group Leaders!


A shorter one this week...


We are already moving into week 7 which means there are only a few weeks left before the end of the Spring semester of Life Groups draw to a close and, with that, 5 months off from the Life Group program. Sad, I know.


This week I want to encourage you as leaders to prayerfully consider two things:


  1. Who in your group do you think would make an ideal future Leader or Host? Talk about that together so that in one week you will be ready to make a referral. And,
  2. Discuss some ways your group can stay in touch through the summer break. Backyard BBQs? Dinners after church? Beach days with families? Picnics at the park? Social nights? That might go a long way to keep the group connected until next fall.


Here are a few key things covered in this edition of Leaders Weekly:


  • Mission Touch Points
  • SERVE Projects
  • Attendance Submissions
  • Social Media (#HashTag) Challenge
  • Leaders Tools



In Christ,

Heather Thomas

SERVING THIS WEEK!!

THOMAS / HOLDEN

SAMUEL'S HOUSE

MARCH 10, 2020

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ZONNEVELD / ZONNEVELD

CROSSROADS PREGNANCY CENTER

MARCH 11, 2020

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

VALDEZ / KOOTSTRA

KINGS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

MARCH 14, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

THINGS TO REMEMBER THIS WEEK

SOCIALS:

Your end of the semester social event is coming up fast. What will you do together? I can't wait to find out!


ATTENDANCE

If you need help taking attendance, please don't hesitate to call, email, or text me.


FEEDBACK & REFERRAL FORMS:

Keep thinking about who in your group would make a great Leader and or Host in the future. Facilitator/Host Referral (Reference) forms are due in week 8. FEEDBACK Forms are due after week 9.


SERVE PROJECTS:

Groups who are scheduled to serve are posted above. Don't forget to wear your SERVE Shirts and post photos!! Still, need a SERVE shirt? We've got you covered! Reach out to Sharon or me with shirt sizes and we'll get shirts to you. Oh! And don't forget to defer a weekly meeting the week of your serve project (or the week of your choosing).


SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE:

Remember to share your photos on Social Media with #CRCLifeGroups to be entered for a $250 gift card drawing! Even a single entry could still allow your Life Group to win a gift card.


NEW MEMBER INVITATION CHALLENGE:

The Life Group Ministry is ready to expand its reach even further into the community. This semester we'll be hosting our first ever invitation challenge. While adding members to groups and growing leaders from within is part of our growth and long-term goals, what we really want to do is reach those who we (and they) might benefit from being plugged into relational ministry beyond Sunday morning worship. To do that we are encouraging each of you (and your members) to invite friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to join your group. Even if your group is full, please feel the freedom to extend those invitations. Groups that have the most NEW and/or Non-CRC members join them throughout the semester will be recognized with a special Thank you gift from the coordinator team.



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

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

Check out our Leader Tools Page here: http://hanfordcrc.org/lifegroups/leader-tools

**For group participants that are not currently attending our regular Sunday morning services, or who were unable to attend, please invite them to find the homework guide online here: http://hanfordcrc.org/livestream/sermon-guides

THIS WEEK - Week SEVEN

Sermon Text:

Nehemiah 5:1-13


Title:

Another Brick in the Wall Series

"Managing the threat of discord"

#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.


Rules:


  • 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

The Life Group Coordinator Team