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2019 Fall Re:Group Leader Training - Promoting Participation "In"

Miss the Group Leader Training in September or would you like a refresher? Watch or listen to Drew’s talk as he shares updates on what’s happening at Northridge and in our Groups ministry, and watch or listen to Jason’s talk on our third Group Leader Essential: Promoting Participation.

At the Re:Group Leader Training for our Community Group Leaders on September 8, 2019, Drew Karschner shared updates and info about what God has been up to at Northridge in 2019 and some of the new things we are rolling out this fall. Drew also addressed a tension that we may have experienced in leading our groups.
At the Re:Group Leader Training for our Community Group Leaders on September 8th, 2019, Jason DeGraaff talks about Group Leader Essential #3: Promoting Participation. In this talk we address the challenge of moving group members from simply showing up to full participants in Biblical community.

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It’s hard enough to keep up consistently with the people in your group, let alone provide care for them. What level of care can you and your group realistically be expected to provide? And what do you do when the care issues go way past what you feel capable of handling? In this breakout we will address this tension and share with you a clear plan for how you and your group can provide care without burning yourself out.

Are you making the most of your prayer time in group? Need a few ideas to increase participation and transparency? In this breakout we will answer these questions and more to help you maximize your group prayer time.

Facilitation is probably the hardest Community Group role to give away - Isn't facilitating discussion what a Community Group Leader does? In this breakout we'll talk about some of the best reasons to allow others to facilitate, and we'll discover the best practices in that tricky process.

Leading alone is hard but finding coleaders can be even harder. How do you find leaders when no one in your group is ready to lead?!? In this breakout we will share a few practical ideas to address this challenge and share why there is hope that you’ll eventually have all the leaders you need.

What if sharing participation is less about delegating and more about the heart of the delegator? What if leadership-level spiritual transformation is dependent upon stewardship of equipping group members more than "doing" for group members? Join us for an interactive time of studying the ministry of Christ and learning how our Redeemer can reorient the worship of our hearts to transform how and why we share participation.

If you are a new leader or if this is the first Group Leader Training event you've attended, you should attend this breakout. We'll go over the responsibilities and requirements of leading as well as the practical nitty gritty of leading your group each week.

2019 Winter Re:Group Leader Training - Cultivate

Miss the Group Leader Training in January or would you like a refresher?  Catch the updates on what’s happening at Northridge and in our Groups ministry, and watch Drew’s talk on our 2nd Group Leader Essential: Cultivating Relationships, and watch Nate Miller and Nancy Simmonds talk as address tensions and give practical ideas for how to do this well.

At the Re:Group Leader Training for our Community Group Leaders on January 6th, 2019, Jason DeGraaff and Scott Bixby shared updates and info about what God did at Northridge in 2018 and some of the things we have planned as a church in 2019.
At the Re:Group Leader Training for our Community Group Leaders on January 6th, 2019, Drew Karschner talks about Group Leader Essential #2: Cultivating Relationships.
At the Re:Group Leader Training for our Community Group Leaders on January 6th, 2019, Nate Miller and Nancy Simmonds shared how to address tensions we feel in cultivating relationships and practical ideas for how to do that well.
Here is the content from our Re:Group Community Group Leader Training event at Northridge Church on Sunday night, January 6th. (0:00) In this training Jason DeGraaff and Scott Bixby shared updates and info about what God did at Northridge in 2018 and some of the things we have planned as a church in 2019. (12:55) Drew Karschner shared a talk about Group Leader Essential #2 - Cultivating Relationships (23:57) Then 2 of our Group Coaches, Nate Miller and Nancy Simmonds, shared how to address tensions we feel in cultivating relationships and practical ideas for how to do that well. (38:40) Jason DeGraaff wrapped up the night with some closing thoughts on our theme.

2018 Fall Re:Group Leader Training - Me First

Miss the Group Leader Training in September or would you like a refresher?  Catch the updates on what’s happening at Northridge and in our Groups ministry, and watch Drew’s talk on our first and most important Group Leader Essential: Pursue Christ.

Jason DeGraaff and Scott Bixby share some updates on what God has been doing at Northridge, some stories of how God is at work, and some ideas and tools for you to use in your Community Group this year.
In this video Lead Pastor Drew Karschner talks with our group leaders about our first and most important Group Leader Essential: to Pursue Christ. As we lead others, we must first lead ourselves.

2018 Winter Group Leader Training - Essentials: What Group Leader's Can't Go Without

Miss the Group Leader Training in January or would you like a refresher?  You can watch Drew's Northridge updates and hear from our Community Groups coaches as we roll out the 6 Group Leader Essentials that will be a new part of the DNA of Group Leadership at Northridge.

Lead Pastor Drew Karschner shares with our Group Leaders about some of the stories about what God has been doing at Northridge as well as sharing upcoming sermon series and events that would be helpful for Group Leaders as they plan ahead for the Community Group Trimester.
How do you know if you are succeeding as a Group Leader? In this talk, our Community Group Pastor Jason DeGraaff answers how to know if we are succeeding as a leader and introduces the Group Leader Essentials we as a Group Leaders can't go without if we are going to be successful.
In this video Andy Woodall talks about the importance of Pursuing Christ as our #1 Group Leader Essential. This is 1 of 6 Group Leader Essentials that we believe Group Leaders can't go without.
In this video Nate Miller talks about the importance of Cultivating Relationship as our 2nd Group Leader Essential. This is 1 of 6 Group Leader Essentials that we believe Group Leaders can't go without.
In this video Nancy Simmonds talks about the importance of Promoting Participation as our 3rd Group Leader Essential. This is 1 of 6 Group Leader Essentials that we believe Group Leaders can't go without.
In this video Aaron Hixson talks about the importance of Modeling Authenticity as our 4th Group Leader Essential. This is 1 of 6 Group Leader Essentials that we believe Group Leaders can't go without.
In this video Brad Files talks about the importance of Providing Care as our 5th Group Leader Essential. This is 1 of 6 Group Leader Essentials that we believe Group Leaders can't go without.
In this video Mark Nelson talks about the importance of Replacing Yourself as our 6th Group Leader Essential. This is 1 of 6 Group Leader Essentials that we believe Group Leaders can't go without.

Miss the training and want to experience what it was like to be there? Watch the uncut version here:

In this training Drew Karschner shares some updates about what God is doing at Northridge and insider info about a few things happening at Northridge that will better help Group Leaders to plan for the trimester. Jason DeGraaff and the Community Groups Coaches roll our 6 Group Leader Essentials group leaders can't go without. These essentials will be part of the DNA and culture of Community Group Leadership going forward at Northridge. Click on the timecodes here to access each part of the talk: 1:53 - Northridge Updates 6:21 - Group Leader Essentials Introduction 14:36 - Essential #1 Pursue Christ 17:38 - Essential #2 Cultivate Relationships 22:37 - Essential #3 Promote Participation 25:36 - Essential #4 Model Authenticity 30:35 - Essential #5 Provide Care 34:33 - Essential #6 Replace Yourself

2017 Fall Group Leader Training - One: Focus for Impact

Jason DeGraaff and Mark Nelson share with our Group Leaders at our 2017 Fall Group Leader Training about the importance of focusing our attention on 1 person. To do for one what we wish we could do for everyone. As we focus our attention on one, we are able to increase our impact.
Aaron Hixson shares with our Group Leaders at our 2017 Fall Group Leader Training about what he is looking forward to or not looking forward to as he joins the Community Group Coach team.
Drew Karschner and Scott Bixby share with our Group Leaders at our 2017 Fall Group Leader Training about the importance of their role at Northridge and share news of what God has been doing and what is happening this fall at Northridge.

2016 Fall Group Leader Training - Heros

If you missed our Group Leader Kick-off for 2016, you missed the food but you can still enjoy the content. Here are the time codes for each part of our night: 0:00 Hero Feud 13:51 Drew Karschner & Scott Bixby - Why Groups Matter, Why Leaders Matter, What does Success Look like? 21:13 Jason DeGraaff & Brad Files - How to Be A Super Leader 31:52 Group Stories