September 9, 2018
This Week: Launch Week!
This is the week we launch our 2018-19 Small Group Ministry Year.
This Week’s Resources:
- Group Leader Orientation Resources
- Fall 2018 Calendar (pdf)
- Fall 2018 Planning Calendar (pdf)
- Fall 2018 Growth Tracks
- Top 10 Ways to Maximize FFC Connect (pdf)
- Tools to Help You Prepare for Your First Night
- First Night Agenda
The resources linked above will help you prepare for your first night. This week is an informal week. If you have a new group, take time to get to know each other and lay out the expectations for your group. If you have a returning group, catch up on what’s happened over the summer, and restate the purpose and expectations for your group.
The Small Group Agreement (pdf) is a good document to use to guide your discussion during this portion of the meeting.
Be sure to continue to check your group’s participants via FFC Connect (https://ffclife.ccbchurch.com/) during the weekend. I will update the rosters as names come in. For Sunday groups, I will update the rosters early Sunday afternoon. Give your group a final check going into your Sunday evening meeting to make sure there are no last minute additions to your roster. NOTE: You will also receive an email from FFC Connect to register your attendance for the week. This will take less than a minute to complete and is very important to help us shepherd our people well. It prevents us from hearing the oft-repeated phrase, “I haven’t been in church for six weeks and no one noticed.” Take a minute to register your attendance and shepherd well!
If you have any concerns or questions going into your first week, don’t hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your elder.
Fall 2018 Calendar
9/9/2018 – Small Group Fall Semester Begins
9/9/2018 – Special Teaching Series
9/23/2018 – Fall Teaching Series: 2 Kings
- 10/3/2018 – First Family Fall Festival
10/14/2018 – Begin 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting
- 10/14/2018 – Fresh Encounter Service
- 10/21/2018 – Mobilization Conference (No Groups)
10/28/2018 – International Dinner
11/18/2018 – Fresh Encounter Service
12/16/2018 – Fresh Encounter Service
12/21/2018 – Fall Small Group Semester Ends
12/23/2018 – Small Group Christmas Break
12/30/2018 – Small Group Christmas Break