Life Group Resources

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BREAKING NEWS:

WAYS TO CONNECT IN SEPTEMBER

Click here for the latest updates on what's going on around here. Be sure to share highlights with your group so everyone can be in the know!

LIFE GROUP LEADERSHIP TRAINING

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES 301: YEARLY KICK-OFF AND 301 ALIGNMENT
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND / 9:45AM - 12:45PM / BUILDING 2 AUDITORIUM
Join us this September as ministries begin their kick-offs! This is when we get aligned as a team, equipped, and ready to launch into the Fall. 301 is a required yearly training for all Real Life volunteers. If you can't make one of these dates, please speak with your ministry leader. Please RSVP to Casey at cdoyle@reallifeministries.com.

LIFE GROUP LEADER BASIC TRAINING
SUNDAYS / OCTOBER 6TH - NOVEMBER 3RD / 11:30AM / BUILDING 2 AUDITORIUM
This (voluntary) five week class is designed for those who might want to be Apprentices in existing Life Groups, Apprentices of existing Life Groups, as well as existing Life Group leaders who want a refresher.
*This is the same as the Life Group Leadership Equipping Class offered Fall 2018 and the Basic Training offered Winter 2019.

PREVIOUS TRAINING HANDOUTS
Contact your Groups Pastor for further information if you missed a training.
GOLD MINER / MARCH 17TH, 2019: Click here for the handout.
COUPLE'S CAFE / JANUARY 13TH, 2019: Click here for the table questions.
CRAZY TOWN / OCTOBER 14TH, 2018: Click here for the handout.

SERMON SERIES RESOURCES

UPCOMING SERMON SERIES
THESE ARE ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SEPT 15: Sean McDowell will at Real Life with a series of mini-conferences called Ready for the World, and will speak during services about gender and sexuality. Click here for all those details!
OCT 6: The start of the sermon series "Forged by Fire: Elements that Shape Our Faith."

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
We're addressing the elephant in the room—the deep, difficult conversations that need to be had. Here's some additional resources to continue the discussions being sparked by this sermon series! (September 5th - 29th) 
So the Next Generation Will Know by Sean McDowell & J Warner Wallace Click here to purchase the book on Amazon.
Loving LGBT Students Youtube Video with Sean McDowell Click here to watch. 
Real Life University's Biblical Studies: Rooted—Hard Conversations to Be Had Click here to register for this class starting October 6th!

ONE MINUTE AFTER YOU DIE
Everyone wonders about what happens after we die, and a lot of people have different ways to answer those types of questions. We're going to look at what God says in this sermon series (April 25th - May 26th)!
Life Group Questions for Randy Alcorn's Q&A, May 23rd-26th: Click here for the printable .PDF.
Message from Jim about walking your group through discussions about this sermon series: Click here to watch.
Booklist: Click here for a list of additional resources we think you should check out.
Timeline: Click here for the timeline referenced during this series.
"Why Believe?" Apologetics Sermon Series from 2003: Click here to watch.

MARRIAGE NEXT STEPS AFTER GAME CHANGERS
If you and/or your life group are looking for a Marriage Next Step after the sermon series, "Game Changers," check out these classes and Life Group Curriculum Ideas!

LIFE GROUP COACHES RESOURCES

PREVIOUS COACHES TRAINING HANDOUTS
Contact your Groups Pastor for further information if you missed a training.
PRE-LAUNCH DINNER / AUGUST 6TH, 2019: Click here for the PDF of the Life Group Coach Manual

EVENT: HOCKEY GAME
FRIDAY / MARCH 13TH

EVENT: LAKE DAY
FRIDAY / MAY 29TH

LIFE GROUP COACHES RETREAT
JANUARY 22ND - 24TH, 2021

CURRICULUM

CURRENT CURRICULUM CATALOG: Click here for the 2019-2020 Catalog.
Includes brief overviews of recommended curriculum. If you would like to use a curriculum not in the catalog, please collaborate with your Groups Pastor.

RIGHTNOW MEDIA: Click here to start.
Follow the links to create a free account through your affiliation with Real Life Ministries. RightNow Media is a huge video library with everything from Bible studies to conferences and kids' shows. If you find a something you'd like use in your group that isn't in the curriculum catalog, and/or if you need help with streaming the video in an internet-free host home, please speak to your Groups Pastor.

CURRICULUM BY REAL LIFE
Some curriculum Real Life staff has written, so we're able to put it online. For physical copies of these or any other curriculums, please contact your Groups Pastor.
SERMON SERIES AS CURRICULUM: Click here for the latest notes and videos. You can find these on the Real Life App under Sermons, too!
LAUNCH: Click here for the PDF. This is a great choice for brand new groups.
SHARE: Click here for the PDF. If your group is comprised of those who are not accustomed to sharing their faith, or who aren't sure how, take a look at this curriculum.
FIRST STEPS: Click here for the PDF. Useful for both very new Christians or those walking alongside them, contact your Groups Pastor if you'd like to purchase spiral-bound copies of this curriculum for $5 each (which covers printing costs).
FOLLOWING JESUS TOGETHER: Click here for the PDF. This is a storying-based curriculum that looks at the chronological growth of the disciples as they were taught by Jesus.
THE JOURNEY CHRISTMAS CURRICULUM: Click here for the PDF. While this paralleled our Christmas sermon series at its debut in 2017, it will continue to be relevant each Christmas season.

THE STORY FOR CHILDREN
This curriculum is great for Life Groups who have an adult or older child able to lead the children, ages about 3-11 years old. Contact your Groups Pastor if you'd like to purchase this for your group.
EACH CHAPTER INCLUDES: a video from RightNow Media; a short story from The Story for Children; separate activity sheets for preschool, early elementary, and late elementary; a separate memory verse for preschool and elementary children; and discussion questions.
KIT INCLUDES: a hardback copy of The Story for Children; supplies including pencils, scissors, and crayons; and activity sheets for all 31 chapters.
COST: $30 ($20 for binder/supplies, $10 for book)

OTHER RESOURCES

LIFE GROUP LEADER/APPRENTICE BINDER CONTENTS
LEADER RESOURCE GUIDE: Click here for PDF.
BASIC GROUP TEMPLATE: Click here for PDF.
LEADERSHIP DASHBOARD HOW-TO: Click here for PDF.
CURRENT GROUP GAME PLAN: Click here for PDF.
Contact your Groups Pastor if you'd like hard copies of any of these, or if you'd like to go over anything one-on-one.

JUST FOR FUN
SMALL GROUP GONE WRONG VIDEO: Click here to be taken to Vimeo.