WANT TO BE A LIFE GROUP LEADER?
GROUP ONLINE PROFILE & ROSTER MANAGEMENT
Leading a Life Group for the First Time
(or some good reminders if you’re leading for the nth time!)
John Ortberg: The Importance of Group Life in the Church and Q&A (audio)
Life Groups: What about the kids?
- Sermon Study Guides accompany each weekend sermon. They are ready-to-use guides that facilitate open sharing and personal application, with questions ranging from simple to deep and challenging. Access all study guides HERE.
- Rightnow Media is an online video library with 1,000s of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from a phone, tablet or computer. Menlo Church is subscribing to this resource particularly for our Life Groups. We encourage groups to have their members watch the videos during the week so that when the group is together, there is more time to interact face-to-face! Sign up for a free account.
- Study Resources for Loan are housed at the Menlo Park campus library. Registered Life Group leaders from Menlo Church can browse the list and request specific resources by emailing email@example.com with your name, campus and the name of the resource(s) you would like to borrow.
- Follow up to This is Us Sermon Series: A 6-session study guide based on the book Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Access that guide here.
Menlo Church partners with dozens of local community organizations to bless the Bay Area. Find an opportunity that fits your group by using our
local serving opportunities finder.
Help a neighbor, co-worker or friend in need.
Every person in your group has opportunities to bless others in big or little ways. Pray for God’s guidance to see those opportunities so that, individually or as a group, each person can share the experience of Jesus’ love to someone.
Take time out to go global.
Take a break from “life as usual” to be fully attentive to God’s presence while serving others on a short-term mission trip. Our church believes that Anything’s Possible when God is involved, and there could be no better opportunity for your group to dive deep with God than this!
Mount Hermon is a local retreat center that has team-building opportunities for groups as well as retreat opportunities for all sorts of groups.
Wellspring is a local ministry that has been providing meaningful Christian spiritual direction for hundreds of pastors and Christian leaders. They have instructions for spiritual formation retreats that can be used by small groups.