LEADER RESOURCES

Every Sunday, we’ll update this section with a recap of the week's episode of The Chosen, including some discussion questions for your group!

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Depending on your home or your devices, you may choose to stream it or to watch it on DVD. For instructions on how to watch Season One, click the button below. For a DVD, just reach out to olga@reallifechurch.com.

THE CHOSEN

EPISODE 1 RECAP

10.3.2021

Check back next week for a recap!

Questions for Discussion:

 


Questions

1. This week's questions are listed above in the end of the Sermon Recap.

COVID UPDATES | HOW TO LEAD THROUGH A PANDEMIC

We recognize that leading a LifeGroup in the midst of a pandemic is very challenging and we want to support you as best we can.

Isn’t it poetic, how when things start to find a rhythm, that everything changes? With the virus going around, and the government mandates along with it, we find ourselves in an odd position. But if we look at it how God does, we’ll see this as an opportunity rather than a source of discouragement! While things are changing, let’s pivot and continue to do what we do best: connecting people.

SO, HERE’S WHAT WE DO: WE KEEP MEETING, WE JUST SHIFT “HOW”

Many of your groups were stopped in their tracks - whether you’ve got material that relies on in-person gathering, or a large percentage of your group is older in age. So, we shift. Groups will be “launching” the week of March 16th, and will all be found here

Here’s what SPRING 2021 Groups “look like” (and some best practices)

1. HAVE A PLAN(ISH)
Ultimately, you’re in the driver’s seat for your group. Decide with your group what works best for staying connected and communicate. The best thing we can do is communicate clearly.

2. LEAN-IN TO ONE ANOTHER
Some of you are really feeling this. You’re discouraged, anxious and just unsure. That’s OKAY! Others of you are ready to go for it to help others.

Reach out to someone - whether here at the church or in your group. Take a moment to send a text, make a call, say a prayer. Let’s lean in with the extra time we have to make people feel seen and loved.

3. UTILIZE TECHNOLOGY
Here’s a few ideas for how to meet as a group digitally:

• ZOOM Meetings - This is a live video conferencing platform. Several groups have used this. Sign up for free here!

• Facebook Groups - This is a great way to stay connected throughout the day/week. Consider joining other groups and making a larger “online life group” to send encouragement, etc.

• Sunday Watch Parties - I explain this in the next point.

4. GATHER AROUND WHAT’S ALREADY HAPPENING
Sunday mornings will be more critical than ever, with Church Online @ 10AM! Consider hosting a “Virtual Watch Party” with your LifeGroup and any other friends(here’s a short “how to” video)! This is a great way to have a small group during church. It allows you to have your own private chat back-and-forth with comments and more!

5. KEEP US UP-TO-DATE WITH NEEDS
We don’t have the touch that you do. When you hear of all kinds of needs from people in or outside your group, first ask, “Can we meet this need within our circle?” If you can, great! If needs exceed what you’re able to to do within your sphere of influence, we may be able to help - just reach out!

Questions

For coaching or facilitation needs, email taylor@reallifechurch.com

For attendance, technical or CCB questions, email cathy@reallifechurch.com

LEADER FAQs

Do I have to take attendance?

Yes. We ask that you record attendance every time. It only takes a moment, and will help us to better know how our groups are doing and measure the health of our congregation. We recommend tracking attendance after you meet.*while in COVID, this is not necessary*

How do I take attendance?

Once you’ve downloaded the LEAD App, open the “Groups” tab. Select your group (you can also search for it). Once you’ve selected your group, you’ll see several tabs (Attendance, Calendar, Members, etc).

Select the “Attendance” tab. Then you will see the “event” you’re trying to track attendance for.

Select those who were there (you can also add in the notes any people who attendance who may not have signed up).

Worried about forgetting? Don’t fret! You’ll get an email following each time you meet, reminding you to track your attendance, even giving you a direct link to do it right there from your phone!

*See the video above for step-by-step instructions.

What if I cancel or reschedule a group one week?

Go to take attendance and select “Did not meet” - or just send us a note! If you’re simply moving to a different night in the same week, take attendance and leave a note that it was a different night.

What if someone attending isn’t in our database?

When taking attendance, add their name & info in the notes.

How do I download the LEAD App?

From your phone’s app store, search “LEAD APP.” Or, download them below.