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.

Oct. 22 – Marital Mission (1 Pet. 3:1-7)

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’s one thing that makes for a good marriage?

A way to pray: Pray for growth and protection for each other’s marriages (past/present/future, as applicable) and for other marriages in our spheres of influence.

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: How does our relationship with Jesus affect our view of marriage and how we relate to our spouses?
  • Being Transformed: What do “a gentle and quiet spirit,” “showing honor,” and living “in an understanding way” look like practically?
  • Loving Others: How can our marriages tell the good news of Jesus to those around us (our kids, friends, families, and community)?
  • Pursuing Unity: How does godly submission increase unity in marriage? How does it increase unity in the church?


Oct. 15 – Subjection Suffering (1 Pet. 2:13-25)

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: Who is the best boss you’ve had (or any other person whose leadership you’ve really appreciated)? What was it that made you appreciate them?

A way to pray: Pray for the suffering people you know. Ask God to make His love and presence felt even more fully in each of those lives as they return to Him as their Shepherd and Overseer.

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: How does our love for the Lord help us submit appropriately to authority?
  • Being Transformed: When can submission be a challenge? What would God-honoring submission look like in those situations?
  • Loving Others: Who is someone God wants me to love the way Jesus has loved me? What will that look like practically this week?
  • Pursuing Unity: What are some specific ways we can support each other as Christians when we suffer unjustly?


Oct. 8 – Living the Dream (1 Pet. 2:1-12)

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 your favorite taste (food, beverage, flavoring, etc.)?

A way to pray: Pray that we would continue to grow in knowing and showing God’s goodness through our thoughts, words, and actions.

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: How does this week’s passage help me “taste” that the Lord is good?
  • Being Transformed: How can we proclaim God’s excellencies using our words and our actions? What step will I take this week?
  • Loving Others: Why is it an act of love toward unbelievers when we keep our conduct honorable among them?
  • Pursuing Unity: What does it mean practically for us to be built up as a spiritual house and a holy priesthood? What part do I play?


Oct. 1 – Plays Well with Others (1 Pet. 1:13-25)

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: If you could pick any person (living or dead) besides Jesus to be more like, who would it be and why?

A way to pray: Pray for each other’s growth in holiness, particularly in the areas shared when discussing the Being Transformed question below.

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: In this week’s passage, what truths about who God is and what he’s done for us do you appreciate most?
  • Being Transformed: How is it that God’s holiness leads us to holiness? What’s one area of my life where I want to experience this transformation more fully?
  • Loving Others: What is it about the way God has loved me that I long to reflect in the way I love others? What would that look like practically?
  • Pursuing Unity: Why should being “born again” through the gospel unite us in a love for each other far beyond any other characteristic or preference (Husker fan, American, etc.)? Where can I see this happening in my own life?