Rick Howerton was our guest speaker for RE:GROUP in February of this year. We weren't able to get to all the questions during the Q&A, so he graciously agreed to answer them by phone. Use the link below to hear Rick's responses to your questions! The audio is only about 20 minutes long, and topics addressed … Continue reading Interview with Rick Howerton
Your group is needed to help provide several hundred Thanksgiving meals for families who would otherwise go without! Use this shopping list to purchase designated items and return to the PV office by Nov. 21. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP Contact Geria Tyson with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org 781-5959 ext.321). Shopping List: (Click here to download printable … Continue reading Provide Thanksgiving Meals for those in Need
How Do I Manage My Group? Church Community Builder (CCB) is a web-based church management system used by PV, commonly referred to as myPV. You will be able to handle group communication, maintain a group calendar of events, upload important files to be available to all group members, record and track attendance through meeting … Continue reading myPV
You’re ready to launch your group, but are you ready to lead the first meeting? First impressions carry a lot of weight, so this first meeting will begin to set the expectation for people going forward. Here’s a few important tips and a sample schedule to help make your first meeting a great success. Know … Continue reading Have the First Meeting
Because the makeup of every group is different, we try not to dictate across-the-board whether or not on-campus Community Groups will meet. Depending on how the calendar falls, outside of the Easter and Christmas holidays, there are only three other times a year that we have "Family Worship Weekends" (i.e. regular children's groups do not meet)... Easter Memorial … Continue reading Family Worship Weekends: No Children’s Groups Meeting
Summer is here! The kids are almost out of school, vacations are drawing near, the days are longer, and usually any semblance of “routine” goes out the window. Your group will NOT be immune to it! Most leaders tend to respond one of two ways: either cling more tightly to your usual group routines and patterns, … Continue reading Lead Your Group Differently This Summer!
Seasonal transitions can be tough, and group dynamics are certainly not exempt. The Summer comes with it's own challenges to group life, but as we move into the Fall, a good group leader will use this season as an opportunity to refocus on the direction and expectations for the group. To help you plot the spiritual … Continue reading Get Out of the Summer Slump