Thanks for your willingness to serve as a Life Group leader. This page is continuously being updated for you with resources and tools to help your Life Group thrive. In addition to curriculum aligned with our current sermon series, you will find sample Life Group documents, community outreach opportunities, and theology tools.

This Is Home

Home is a place where you get to be you. Where you are welcomed and loved, challenged and encouraged. What if that is who we get to be as the church? A place where people are welcomed, encouraged, challenged and loved. Join us as we study the book of Ephesians together and learn who Christ is calling us to be as the church!

The Core

Sometimes the Bible can be daunting, even for Christians. With so many stories and different types of literature, it can be hard to put it all together. However, when we understand how the Bible fits together and grasp the unity of the Bible’s message we can build our lives around its teaching. In this series your group will examine the five most important books in the Old Testament and the five most important books in the New Testament so that we can better connect the Bible’s message.

Life Group Leaders Packet

Bible Overview Handouts

Video Sessions at Vimeo

Session One
Deuteronomy – “Multigenerational Faith”

Session Two
1 & 2 Samuel – “Leadership God Will and Won’t Bless”

Session Three
Psalms – “Psalm Models for Worship”

Session Four
Isaiah – “The Divine Poetry”

Session Five
Habakkuk – “The Problem of Evil”

Session Six
Luke – “The Life of Christ for Western Civilization”

Session Seven
Romans – “The First Christian Theology”

Session Eight
Colossians – “Knowing Christ”

Session Nine
Hebrews – “The Superiority of Christ”

Session Ten
1 Peter – “Living the Christian Life in a Pagan World”

One Neighborhood at a Time

Everyone wants a better world but most feel powerless to improve it. We become paralyzed in the quest and choose to accept the status quo. Instead of changing the world we can focus on changing our street. When we aim small we gain more traction in making a difference.

Jesus commands us to love our neighbor, to serve others with compassion and meet the tangible needs of others. When we seek to practice those actions right where we are, we begin to change the world one neighborhood at a time.

Life Group Leaders Packet

Session One
Love your
Neighbor

Session Two
Compassion Toward our Neighbor

Session Three
Too Busy to
Neighbor

Session Four
A Life of
Neighboring

Discussion Card

Why Christ Matters in the 21st Century

When we watch the news or scroll through social media, our contemporary culture would make us think they are getting along just fine without any faith influence. However, as we dig a little deeper, the 21st century is filled with areas that need the influence of Christ and people of faith. Together, we will study how our values can influence the world around us for the better and what we can do to have an impact in a secular society.

Life Group Leaders Packet

Deep Trust

Without faith it is impossible to please God. We honor God when we develop a greater faith. In this series we will study the life of Abraham as a model for trusting God amidst uncertainty. When we choose to trust God in difficulty, we develop a more resilient God-honoring faith.

Session One

Session Two

Session Three

The “One Anothers”

God never intended for us to do life alone. Our relationship with God requires being part of a community. The New Testament has over 50 commands to “One Another” one another in some way. We cannot play the game solo. Christianity is a team sport. We grow in our love for God when we love the people in our church better.

Session One
The Great “One Another”

Session Two
Forgive
“One Another”

Session Three
Encourage
“One Another”

Session Three
Discussion Card

Session Four
Welcoming
“One Another”

I Choose: Deciding Our Values for Life – Columbia Station & Old Brooklyn Campuses

We choose our values and then our values direct our lives. A value is an action or a way of acting. Godliness is a value with great potential. Values direct how we “toil and strive” and for what we “toil and strive.”

Life Group Leaders Packet 

More Than – Elyria Campus

Life can sometimes feel like it delivers less than we expect or hope for. The Apostle Paul wrote to an ancient church that we have a More Than God. Our God wants to do more than we think or imagine in our lives and church. Join us in this series as we explore what it means to be in relationship with a More Than God!

Session One
More than Religion

Session Two
More Than Sunday

Session Three
More Than Conquerors

Session Four
More Than A Building

Playlist

Great music moves the soul and sets the atmosphere. Whether we realize it or not, there is a playlist playing in our minds influencing our experience of life. When things get hard, changing our playlist can change our lives. Join us as we learn from King David, one of the greatest song writers ever known and create a new playlist for life.

Life Group Leaders Packet 

Week One
Songs of Comfort
Psalm 118:14-16

Week Two
Songs of Grace
Psalm 118:1-4

Week Three
Songs of Faith
Psalm 118:5-9

Week Four
Songs of Christ
Revelation 4:8-11

LifeGroupsSermonB_postimg2Serving Others as a Life Group

An emphasis with our Life Groups is serving together.

To help your group find meaningful serving opportunities, our SERVE team has built a list of core community partners and is available to help your group connect with an opportunity that fits your interests and gifts.

While there are countless opportunities in our community and even additional opportunities within your own Life Group, listed below are some community partners that we have ongoing relationships with and that we believe are strategic ways for your group to have an impact.

Community Partners