Posts with the category “coregroup-leader-hub”

Explore - Week 3
by Tyler Curtis on February 2nd, 2023
What experience do you have with church before The Gathering? Were you a part of another denomination?  Read More
Holiday Service Opportunity
by Denee Bowers on December 8th, 2021
We have two new ways to serve our community this holiday season.  Read More
Literacy Project Teacher Appreciation
by Denee Bowers on October 28th, 2021
If you've been around a while you are probably familiar with The Literacy Project. In non-pandemic times this is our program where members of the congregation work one-on-one with kindergarten and first grade students as reading mentors.At this time, the pandemic is keeping us from sending mentors into the schools, but we are still able to support the teachers at our partner schools. Every month w...  Read More
Open Training Recap
by Denee Bowers on October 14th, 2021
It can be tricky to navigate conversations around money and giving in groups. So we wanted to answer some frequently asked questions and offer some tips for leading your group throughout this sermon series.  Read More
Blessing Bags
by Denee Bowers on September 30th, 2021
Blessing Bags contain a simple, practical collection of items for people who are unhoused or in need of basic necessities. These items are intentionally selected and packed into a large zip loc bag, making them easy to keep in your car and offer to those you meet. It's not a new idea, but it is a small way that you can share what you have with someone else.For CoreGroups, we hope this is an activi...  Read More
Gospel of Luke Reading Plan
by Denee Bowers on September 10th, 2021
As we explore the vision and teachings of Jesus over the course of this 5 week sermon series, we invite you to spend time reading through the Gospel of Luke using the following plan. Maybe you’ve never read a Gospel all the way through before. Or, maybe you have but it’s been a long time. No matter your background, we believe there is opportunity for fresh perspective on Jesus when we take time to...  Read More
Prepping for Your First CoreGroup Meeting
by Denee Bowers on September 2nd, 2021
The first meeting of any CoreGroup is a wonderful mix of excitement, nervousness, and potentially awkward pauses. Don’t worry, all of those things are normal.  Read More
Tips for Crafting Group Purpose
by Denee Bowers on August 25th, 2021
Last year I came upon the work of Priya Parker. She is trained in conflict resolution, works as a facilitator helping groups create meaningful gatherings, and she wrote the book The Art of Gathering. She argues that there are so many good reasons for gathering together that often we don't know exactly why we are gathering. The lack of clearly stated purpose for our gathering leads us to fall back ...  Read More
CoreGroups Fall Schedule
by Denee Bowers on August 25th, 2021
Fall ScheduleWeek of...September 5 - Stand alone sermonGroups begin meeting, discussion guides resumeSeptember 12 - Jesus vs. ChristianitySeptember 19 - Jesus vs. ChristianitySeptember 26 - Jesus vs. ChristianityOctober 3 - Jesus vs. ChristianityOctober 10 - Jesus vs. ChristianityOctober 17 - Open, generosityOctober 24 - OpenOctober 31 - OpenNovember 7 - OpenNovember 14 - OpenNovember 21 - Stand a...  Read More
Did someone sign up for my group?
by Denee Bowers on August 10th, 2021
CoreGroup sign up season is an exciting time! New people are signing up for our groups and we get to welcome them. So, how do you know if someone has signed up for your group?I'm so glad you asked!We use a system called Church Community Builder (CCB) to manage our groups. When someone signs up for your group you will receive an email from CCB.How do I log in?Your username is your email address. If...  Read More
CoreGroup Quick Start Guide
by Denee Bowers on August 2nd, 2021
Quick Start GuideStarting Your New CoreGroup Is as Easy as 1-2-31. Decide on the details of your group. You’ve decided to start a CoreGroup, now it’s time to make some decisions.Choose a day of the week, time, location and meeting method that works well for your schedule and comfort level. You can opt for virtual meetings, in-person (if safe to do so), or a hybrid of both.Select a category of grou...  Read More
CoreGroup Leader Role
by Denee Bowers on July 28th, 2021
CoreGroup leaders create space for and facilitate meaningful conversations in a safe and welcoming environment where people are inspired to grow in their relationships with Jesus and others.Ideally, all group members will be helping each other grow and take spiritual next steps. Your role as the host is to build that expectation into your group and then encourage the fulfillment of it. At the end ...  Read More