Woodland Life Groups
Monday, May 20, 2013
doing life together
Life Group Leader Resources
Where to Find Group Studies
Leaders, we have two criteria for a small group study:
A huge, updated, searchable, free Web site with the latest groups studies is maintained by North Point Church at groupcurriculum.org
Dowload pdf of the Core Curriculum Chart
So, for example, a new group is very concerned about "gathering" people and helping them connect. If they don't come, you can't disciple them! These studies are great for the gathering phase because they hit important life topics we all face and need to know what God's word says about it. That makes discussion natural for people of all spiritual backgrounds. Find samples of each in our Life Group Office.
Months 1-3 FELLOWSHIP (Gathering phase) - 1st Base
Months 4-6 – DISCIPLESHIP Phase - 2nd Base
Months 7-9 – MINISTRY (Equipping phase - 3rd Base
Months 10-18 – MULTIPLICATION (Preparation Phase
) - Home Plate
More Curriculum Information...
We require all Life Groups to use materials off of an approved list to ensure doctrinal soundness and that the material is really suitable to Group style study. It includes anything listed on GROUPCURRICULUM.ORG This is the best source of solid small group material out there and contains hundreds of current studies that are doctrinally sound and appropriate for a small group. You can type in a keyword and find just the right study for your group. It's kept current by North Point Church (Andy Stanley, pastor). Here are some
If you find a study that is not on this Web site, we would be glad to review it for approval. Contact Banks Corl in the church office 753-8588.
The Life Group Office has samples of all the Core Curriculum Studies and many others as well. Stop by and browse or borrow. Many of the DVD resources we can loan you so there is no cost. This includes all the Andy Stanley studies.
(1) Most memorable vacation...
(2) Most embarrassing moment...
(3) Most favorite hobby and why...
(4) Most favorite TV show ever...
(5) If you had one wish, what would it be?
(6) Craziest thing you ever did as a kid...
(7) Describe your dream vacation...
(8) What is your most favorite movie ever?
(9) What is your favorite cereal and why?
(11) What is your favorite food?
(12) Most inspiring person in your life...
(13) Internet. For starters, try, www.pmchurch.org/sg/pages/icebreakers/icebreakers.html
(14) The Serendipity Bible for Groups has icebreakers for every Bible passage
(15) Many small group studies have icebreakers included
These are some great examples of ice breakers. You can always come up with your own, but remember that they need to be fun, short, safe, and not assume that everyone in a group is a believer.