Community: Starting Well in Your Small Group

(Formative Edition - 4 week)

This page contains resources to be used in conjunction with the four-week version of Community: Starting Well In Your Small Group (Formative Edition - 4 week).

Participant Guide: Community: Starting Well in Your Small Group
*This PDF is easy to print or view in most eReaders.

Thank you for being the contact person for your Formative Group, and for agreeing to facilitate your group meetings. You may be excited about being a group facilitator or you may be wondering what you’ve gotten yourself into. You only need to do three things:

  1. Set up the meeting. Help your group set up a date and time when everyone can meet. A few days before the meeting, send everyone an email reminding them when and where the meeting will take place.
  2. Show the video. Each week of Community: Staring Well in Your Small Group includes video content. At the beginning of the meeting, watch the video with your group.
  3. Get the conversation going. The participant guide includes questions to help you have a conversation about the video. Read the questions aloud so your group can discuss them.

Videos

Watch these videos together at each of your group meetings. There are two videos for each session—one to watch before you begin your group discussion, and one for after your discussion.

Session One

Watch this video together before your group discussion:

Watch this video together after your group discussion:

Session Two

Watch this video together before your group discussion:

Watch this video together after your group discussion:

Session Three

Watch this video together before your group discussion:

Watch this video together after your group discussion:

Session Four

Watch this video together before your group discussion:

Watch this video together after your group discussion:

 

Additional Resources

Group Mailbox Sign Help your new group find your meeting location. For your first group meeting, print this sign and put it on your mailbox or front door or in your yard. Use as many copies as you need.

Sample IcebreakersUsing icebreakers is an essential small group skill. They should begin with light and informational questions then move to deeper and more personal levels as the group progresses together. If used well, they can move the group to experience greater community!