Below you will find summaries of the Group Leader Gathering breakouts that will be offered on September 26 & October 3 followed by an opportunity to pre-register in advance. There is limited space in each breakout, so make sure you sign up for the one you’re interested in quickly!
Session 1: September 26, 2020:
The 2 breakouts on September 26th to choose from are:
“Creating Atmosphere for Spiritual Growth”
When a new group forms the members arrive at the group with various expectations. For some, to meet new friends or meet like-minded people. Others seek to grow in their faith and learn more about God. Many groups find themselves stuck trying to prioritize between relational connections and spiritual growth. This workshop will explore the challenges of creating a group environment that meets the diverse needs of all members and sets the course for a life changing experience.
0 spots left!
“Scenarios/What’s at Stake?”
Leading a group can come with it’s challenges. During this breakout session, you will have conversations around common scenarios that happen in Community Groups. Together, you and your fellow leaders will explore how to respond to these situations by asking the question, “What’s at stake?”
14 spots left!
Session 2: October 3, 2020:
The 2 breakouts on October 3rd to choose from are:
“Virtual Environments to Engage your Community”
This is a panel discussion. While a virtual group provides great flexibility and an opportunity to stay connected, we know that leading a virtual group can be hard and has its own challenges. During this breakout session, the panel will discuss some best practices for making virtual environments fun, engaging and effective.
11 spots left!
“Jumpstarting Relational Connection”
This breakout focuses on the questions that many people bring to their new group experience such as what kind of people are going to be in this group? What will they expect of me? Is it safe to be myself? A new group has a window of about 3-5 weeks to establish an atmosphere where strangers can become friends. In this breakout our panel will discuss their own best practices to jump starting relational connections in community groups.
10 spots left!