Your Weekly Connection to GroupLife through the LeaderZone
By Whitney Swenson
Director In GroupLife
September 25, 2020
Last week I requested that you consider leading your groups through the Rooted series that starts October 5. I indicated that we would be providing a sermon based curriculum for you to utilize throughout the Rooted series and, actually, throughout this ministry year. Today, I’d like to give you a sneak peak into what the curriculum team is working on for you!
Check out this example of the upcoming sermon based curriculum that will be available in next in Friday’s LeaderZone! This piece will also be accompanied by a short video from Pastor Brian that groups can use, as well.
Be sure to read the ‘Leader!’ notes in each section to get a better idea of what we intend to include and how that may help you plan and prepare for your group time.
Sample of Week 1 Rooted Curriculum
As you can see, there are 4 main sections; Sermon Notes, Community, Christ Centered Discussion, and Faithfully Following Jesus. We are designing this curriculum so that you can customize it to your group - use the sections that fit, tweak those that you’d still like to utilize, and don't feel bad about skipping pieces entirely. Every group is different, so make this work well for you and your group!
It is the goal of the Curriculum team to provide ‘leader notes’ in the leader version of this document. As you can see on the sheet, these leader notes will help you steer discussion, provide follow up questions for consideration, additional verses to consider, and other general notes to assist your preparation to lead your group. In essence, we want to help you understand the heart of the question and give you tools to help facilitate your discussion.
We’re excited about this opportunity! We truly do believe that partaking together in this sermon series on Sundays and also in our groups is an excellent way to help our people faithfully follow Jesus. Because our aim as a church is to be a Christ centered community helping people faithfully follow Jesus both locally and globally. It is a privilege to get to do this alongside you!
By His grace and for His glory,