Lifegroup Leader Training Resources

Thanks for being a Lifegroup Leader! Here are training resources that will empower you to confidently lead your Lifegroup to the next level. Also remember to download the Lifegate app. We are working hard to put general resources there for kids and families as well as the latest updates on our plans as a church.

 

Study Guides

There are 2 study guides – one for all lifegroup members and one for lifegroup leaders. The main difference is that the leader’s guide contains some tips on how to guide the conversation. You can find both of the current guides at the links below. The guide for the week is generally published between 1:00 and 2:00 on Sunday.

 

Please note, the last week of notes and emails until the fall will be June 28th. That doesn’t mean you have to continue or discontinue at that time do whatever works for your group.

Zoom Resources

We’ve created this guide to help you transition to zoom. Here’s a guide to using zoom. Zoom comes with some challenges but it is among the easiest of such applications.  If you have trouble you can reach out to us at lifegroups@cfwebtools.com and we’ll help!

In addition, we’ve created a list of games and activities you can use on Zoom. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun!

https://discoverlifegate.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/zoom_games-1.pdf

 

 

Coronavirus Guidance

As you know in-person activities at Lifegate have been suspended during the pandemic. Although this seems like a crisis, it is also an opportunity. Your groups are the lifeblood of our church and they can continue to meet virtually. We have put together a guide for using Zoom – you can find it here.

https://bit.ly/lifegroup-zoom

Keep working diligently to communicate with your members. Crisis and disruption can isolate and marginalize people. We want to respond in the opposite spirit and we know this can be accomplished without physically getting together. This is a time for the church to be the church and serve each other well in a time of fear.

Invite New Folks

Because lifegroups are where big churches “feel small” we are encouraging you to reach out and invite some new folks to be in your virtual meeting and encourage your members to do the same. In particular, find some people who have not yet latched onto a group. These are the folks most in need of community at this time. Let’s put our virtual arms around them, draw them in and minister to them.

The Lifegate App

Our teams have really stepped up content on the Lifegate app during this online-only time. Not only can you see the live events there, but there are also podcasts, event notices and an “at home” section with a great deal of content. Make sure you’ve downloaded the app and perused what you find there so you can answer questions for your members.

Pandemic Resources

If you have folks who need food or other assistance during the pandemic the following resources may help:

Lifegroup Leader Training PODCAST

Episode 1 – Welcome Lifegroup Leaders!

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Episode 2 – Ice Breakers

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Episode 3 – Opened and Closed Questions

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Episode 4 – Dealing with Challenging People Pt. 1

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Activity Guide For dealing with Challenging people.

Episode 5 – Dealing with Challenging People Pt. 2 – Monopolizing Discussions

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Episode 6 – Dealing with Challenging People Pt. 3 – Counseling

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Episode 7 – Dealing with Challenging People Pt. 4 – Rabbit Trails

Amy Droescher & Pastor Mike Hintz

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Bible Study Options

When navigating the Bible becomes uncomfortable or daunting or we just get “in a rut”, there are many excellent, Godly authors who have created helpful resources. Here’s a list of recommended studies and authors.

Bible Study Options

We also think the authors John and Lisa Bevere are highly recommended.

Soap Method

If you or your members struggle with getting the most out of your devotions try the SOAP method. Soap, or Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer can really help dig into the word. Here’s a guide on How to Soap.

Resources for Kids and Families

With the kids at home you may need some healthy ways to entertain and teach them. Here are some great resources.

Important Dates & Details

Note a complete schedule of all of our online events can be found in the Lifegate app.

Thirst Every Thursday

During our online-only journey, we will be broadcasting Thirst worship and prayer twice every Thursday. Once at noon and again at 8:00 PM.

 

 

Questions?