Life Group Resources

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WAYS TO CONNECT IN OCTOBER

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 EVENTS

LIFE GROUP LEADER CHRISTMAS PARTY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH / 5:30PM - 7:30PM / COEUR D'ALENE RESORT
Join us to celebrate the reason we're all at Real Life: Jesus! Seats are limited to the first 200 RSVPs; click here to RSVP!

PREVIOUS TRAINING HANDOUTS
Contact your Groups Pastor for further information if you missed a training.
ZOOM / NOVEMBER 3RD, 2019: Click here for the handout.
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
NOV 10: The start of our annual sermon series on giving and finances titled "The Good Life."
DEC 1: The start of our Christmas series!

EVER WONDER WHY?
We're looking at the essential elements of a weekend service and the WHY behind each one! Check here for additional resources for your Life Group. (Oct 6th - Nov 3rd)
Life Groups Communion Celebration Resource: Click here for tips and what communion could look like in your small group!

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! (Sept 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 for more info on this class that started Oct 6th—join anytime!

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

REAL-LIFE DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING MANUAL
JIM CASTS VISION FOR THIS RESOURCE: Click here to watch on Vimeo!
We want to equip every Real Life Groups Leader to the best of our ability. Contact your Groups Pastor for your free copy of the Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual!

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 watch on Vimeo.