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.

Apr. 22 – Judging Poorly (1 Cor. 5:1-13)

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: What’s one way God has brought joy into your life recently?
 
A way to pray: Pray for our church to pursue unity – to be grace-filled, patient, loving, quick to repent when wrong, and quick to forgive when wronged. Pray, too, that we would judge rightly, in a way that promotes unity and pictures Christ well to the 2,000 people we’re seeking to reach for Him by 2022.
 

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: How does a growing relationship with God help us want to flee temptation, avoid sin, and repent quickly when we do sin?
  • Being Transformed: What are some wrong ways we tend to judge? How does the gospel change the way we judge?
  • Loving Others: How can judging be the loving thing to do? What are some of the pitfalls that can make it unloving?
  • Pursuing Unity: How does the right kind of judging increase our unity as a church family? How does the wrong kind of judging (or not judging at all) undermine unity?


Apr. 15 – Worldly Wisdom (1 Cor. 1:18-25)

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 someone you think of as wise? What’s one wise idea, piece of advice, practical tip, etc. that you’ve appreciated from them?
 
A way to pray: Pray for an increased reliance on God and not on our own wisdom, especially as we seek to see Him use us to reach 2,000 people by 2022, leading them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
 

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: What are some specific ways I have seen that God’s wisdom is wiser than the world’s wisdom?
  • Being Transformed: When have I been tempted to trust my own perspective more than God’s? How can we resist this temptation?
  • Loving Others: What does the wisdom of the cross teach us about what it means to love others? How does the cross give us the power to love?
  • Pursuing Unity: What are some practical examples of how focusing on our own wisdom leads to division? How can focusing on the cross instead lead to unity?


Apr. 8 – Wrong Revering (1 Cor. 1:10-17)

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 something you’re passionate about (an author, an activity, a leader, an idea, a hobby, etc.)? Why is it important to you?
 
A way to pray: Pray for a deep unity in our church family – and all the churches in our area! – that would help others see Jesus alive in us and would draw 2,000 people by 2022 into a growing relationship with Him. (See John 13:34-35, 17:20-23.)
 

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: Why is Paul so passionate about keeping believers’ focus on the gospel? (See especially v. 17; see also chapter 2:1-5.)
  • Being Transformed: When have I been tempted to let differences lead to division? How does the gospel help me fight that temptation?
  • Loving Others: How are divisions among believers a failure to love each other? How are these divisions also a failure to love unbelievers?
  • Pursuing Unity: How are divisions among believers different from mere differences of opinion? How do we avoid divisions?


Apr. 1 – April Truths (Mt. 27:62-28:15)

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 a good Easter memory or something you enjoy about spring.
 
A way to pray: Thank God for the truths of the crucifixion and resurrection (that these are not a hoax!). Pray for those whose lives we long to see transformed by these realities as we seek to see 2,000 people by 2022 baptized and growing in relationship with Jesus.
 

For discussion:

  • Treasuring God: What is one thing I appreciate as I reflect on the details of how Jesus’ resurrection took place?
  • Being Transformed: When in my life have I tried to obscure God’s truth? How can I promote truth instead?
  • Loving Others: When have I had a chance to love someone by sharing the good news of Jesus’ resurrection with them? What did it look like practically?
  • Pursuing Unity: How does the resurrection encourage Jesus’ followers in everyday life? Who needs me to encourage them right now?