2023 block schedule
January 29 – Leader Training
January 29-Feb 26 (recruit your group)
February 26th – Group Launch (meet leaders after service)
-Group continues for 1 year
*breaks~ April 3-9, June/July
August 20 – Leader Training
August 20-Sept. 17 (recruit your group)
September 17th – Group Launch (meet leaders after service)
-Group continues for 1 year
The Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is our hope in life and death, also sets the agenda for how we live, relate and lead between our conversion and our final destination with Christ. Ephesians 4 helps us understand the gospel lens of how we are to view and handle our relationships: “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”~Ephesians 4:1-3
These truths form the way we think about ourselves and also our relationships with one another.
I am a leader.
I am a person of influence.
Today I choose to be a blessing.
With God’s help there is nothing I can’t do.
Instead of being reactive, I will be proactive.
I know the answer.
I am the solution.
HEART CHECKLIST - THE SUNDAY 7
8KEYS to success
Clarity—Clearly establish the purpose of your time together. Being clear as to “why” you meet is just as important as communicating when, where, and for how long you will meet. This will foster healthy expectations and help ease any uncertainties.
Priority—Life is busy, but everyone must value your time with the group and with God’s Word. Avoid scheduling things that would conflict with your group or cause sporadic attendance—this communicates the value you place on the people in your group. Choose to make being together a priority.
Participation—One of the main distinctions between a group and a class is the level of interaction expected from members. Each person has unique experiences and insights to add to the discussion. No one person should dominate your time together—not even the leader. This is not a time for lecture. Groups thrive on healthy discussion and participation.
Respect—People will express opinions or questions that do not reflect the same opinion or level of understanding that you have. Being respectful of others encourages participation and leads to trust.
Trust—Each person must humbly seek truth through time in prayer and in the Bible. Trust the Word of God to be the objective source of truth. When challenged personally, believe that God loves you and knows what is best for your life. Humbly obey His Word.
Confidentiality—Never gossip. If a serious matter needs to be brought to the attention of trusted individuals, leaders, or professionals outside of the group, communicate your concern and intentions with the person(s) involved. Encourage them to go with you and/or ask for permission to help them seek a healthy resolution to their issue.
Support—Give permission to call on one another at any time, especially in times of crisis. Knowing that people are committed to one another spiritually, emotionally, and practically will deepen relationships, commitment levels, and vulnerability within the group. Genuine care in day-to-day needs can open doors to spiritual needs.
Accountability—Finally, if the clear purpose of your group is to helps everyone understand, explore, and obey the truth of Scripture – then accountability is natural. When people share what they feel lead to do in response to what they have learned, agree upon ways they would like to be held accountable. Out of respect, unsolicited advice should never be given. Questions and personal stories should be encouraged.
When people step through your door, they should enter a space where they can laugh, cry, and grow together. What do you need to do so that your group can experience all 8 of these keys to success?