Group Resources

Below is our Grow Groups blog, where we post ideas to support you in leading your group (e.g. icebreakers, ways to pray, discussion questions). If you’re looking to join a group, head over to our Grow Groups page. If you’re looking for group materials to check out from the church office, see our list of resources here.

Summer Prayer Walking

One great opportunity for groups (or pairs, or individuals!) this summer is to join our summer prayer walking challenge – find out more on our Summer Prayer Walking page!



Grow Group season break – Summer 2018

Another Grow Groups season has drawn to an end (groups resume 9/9!). During the break, here are some questions you can discuss with family/friends each week to continue growing in your relationships with Jesus Christ. If you’d like to base this discussion on the weekly sermons, you can find the audio for those here (updates each Sun. afternoon).
 
Icebreaker idea: What was one highlight of this past week for you?
 
A way to pray: Pray with us that by 2022, through God’s grace and power, we will see 2000 people baptized and growing in relationship with Jesus through the Word, prayer, and community.
 

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: What is God showing me about Himself that I really value?
  • Being Transformed: How is God calling me to be more like Jesus? What’s my next step?
  • Loving Others: How have I experienced God’s love recently? How can I share His love with someone this week?
  • Pursuing Unity: Where do I see the enemy working to cause division and discord? How does my relationship with Jesus help me pursue unity instead?


May 13 – Selfish Siblings (1 Cor. 8:1-13)

First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.
 
Icebreaker idea: Share about a time when someone you know did something selfless.
 
A way to pray: Pray for selflessness and unity in our church family. Ask the Father to make us the kind of family that is warm and welcoming for the 2,000 people we’re seeking to lead into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by 2022.
 

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: What are some ways Jesus has shown Himself to be the true selfless sibling we need? (See also Phil. 2:1-11; Jn. 13:1-17; Mk. 10:42-45.)
  • Being Transformed: What is one way I have experienced being puffed up by “knowledge”? What would a love that builds up look like in that situation?
  • Loving Others: What might it look like practically to love others with an “I’ll lose so you can win” attitude? What is one step I can take right now?
  • Pursuing Unity: What are some things 1 Corinthians 8 says will lead to division? What does it say will lead to unity? What is my next step?


May 6 – Justifying Junk (1 Cor. 6:12-20)

First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.
 
Icebreaker idea: What is an example of something that is legal but not necessarily beneficial? (For example, eating only candy for every meal.)
 
A way to pray: Pray that we would focus on helping others and glorifying God in the way we use our bodies. Ask God to help us be winsome for Him in both our actions and our words as we seek to see 2,000 people connected in a growing relationship with Him by 2022.
 

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: What reasons does Paul give for why we should glorify God in our bodies? Which reason is most compelling to me?
  • Being Transformed: What does it mean practically for me to glorify God in my body? What is one change He wants me to make right now?
  • Loving Others: Why is it unloving to ask, “Is this permissible?” and loving to ask, “Is this helpful in glorifying God?” Which do I tend to ask?
  • Pursuing Unity: How can we support each other in using our bodies to glorify God? What is one step I will take this week?