Life Group Leaders Weekly

Week Nine (March 17 - March 23)




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 this First CRC ministry.

You won't be hearing from me weekly 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 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 me. Also, if you have any more pictures from your group, socials, or serve projects, please send those along as well!

In Christ,

Heather Thomas


Last week of Life Groups: March 17th - 23rd

Summer Affinity Groups Sign-Ups: Sundays - May 5, 12, 19, 26

Summer Semester: May 26th thru the Summer

Leader Host Essentials: September 7th


Hopefully, you all have received your envelope with a cover letter, feedback forms, and a roster sheet. THIS WEEK (March 17-23) you will walk your group through filling out the feedback form. Like I mentioned last week, please give your group time to fill them 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, March 24th.

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.


Also be sure to fill out our "Recommend a Facilitator/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!

It will only takes a minute to fill out...

Groups Serving This Week:

Kings County Farm Bureau (Farm Day 2019) - March 14, 2019

Tomato Planting with 3rd Grade Students in Kings County

Pickering / Kootstra

Children's Storybook Garden & Museum - March 16, 2019

Setup for the Victorian High Tea Fundraiser

Sikkema / Wintz

Hanford Parks & Recreation (Kids Fest 2019) - March 16, 2019

Butts / Koelewyn


  • Relationships! - Consider spending at least 15 minutes in the beginning of your meeting to get to know one another.
  • Prayer - Whether you decide to pray in the earlier part of the meeting or at the end, make sure to keep prayer time a priority. Thank God for how he has brought your group together.
  • Homework - Dive deeper into your discussions by taking advantage of the Leader Tools (Written & Audio Guides).
  • Facilitating/Hosting/Referrals - Pray & Discuss with your team about Facilitating/Hosting in the Fall and who you might refer to join our leadership team.
  • Feedback Forms - Fill these forms out together as a group and return them to Nancy in the office.


Have an idea for a future Serve Project?

  1. 2-3 Hours (start to finish)
  2. Weekdays or Saturdays (most of our groups meet throughout the week in the evenings)
  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 as we plan for the fall.



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

You may also upload any additional Serve & Social Photos directly to the link below:

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

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

Check out our Leader Tools Page here:

THIS WEEK - Week Nine

Sermon Text:

Romans 16


"All in the Family"

#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.


  • 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

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