Starting and Ending

3 Important Community Group Updates

As we near the end of our winter Community Group trimester (March 17th) here are a few details to help you plan ahead.

Communion

At the beginning of the trimester we shared that we'd like all Community Groups to celebrate communion in their group at the end of our trimester.  As you plan ahead for which week works best for you, we wanted to let you know we will also be celebrating communion in our Night of Worship service on Sunday night, March 4th at 6:00PM.  

Communion Supplies: 

If you would be interested in using the same Prefilled Communion Cups

we use in our services, we purchased a limited supply.  They will be available at the info center at your campus the next few Sundays.

Communion Instructions: 

HERE is our communion instructions guide to help you prepare for communion in your group.

Baptism

As we mentioned last Sunday, we will be hosting an Open Baptism service at Northridge on Sunday, March 11th. This will be a great opportunity for those who have been putting off baptism to take that step. Those getting baptized won't be required to record a baptism video.

As a Leader, we would encourage you to ask everyone in your group if they have been baptized, and if not, encourage them to take that step. This may also be a great opportunity to find out if you have any group members who have yet to cross the line of faith.

If you as a Group Leader have not yet been baptized, then this is your opportunity to lead by example for your Community Group.

You and your group members can preregister for the baptism service HERE.

Membership Class

One of the requirements of Community Group Leadership is membership. The way we talk about it in our Leader Application and New Leader Orientation is that you either need to be a member, or on your way to membership in the next 6 months.

If you are Group Leader but not yet a member, this is your next step. 

Our next Membership Class for each campus is on Sunday, March 25th from 12-2PM.

You can preregister for the Membership Class HERE.

Here are a few additional resources you may find helpful:

9 Ideas To Change Up Group This Week

Is your group in a rut? Here are 9 ideas to mix things up and reengage your group.

7 Reasons Community Groups Lose Momentum

How do you keep your group from losing momentum? Here are 7 group momentum killers to avoid.

Help With Timing Issues

We can demonstrate a respect for the people in our group by showing respect for their time in a tangible way: by starting and ending on time.

Do You Have A Question?

We would love to be of assistance to you.  Contact Your Coach or search this website to find group trimester dates, curriculum options, leader tips, group forms, sermon discussion questions, past leader training content, and much more!

 

Jason DeGraaff

Community Groups Pastor

Life is better connected!

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