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We hope you and your Group are enjoying your time and community as a Group. Our hope is that your SMALL Group would see BIG change. Welcome to our new message series called, WIN. Please enjoy the Small Group Studies prepared by Pastors Mike and Brock. If you have missed any weeks, feel free to keep scrolling to see earlier series content.

WIN - Week Four

Welcome to Week Four of WIN - A series about money that doesn't suck!

1. Watch the Intro video from Pastor Mike.

2. Feel free to Download the study, read it directly below or pick up a printed copy at the Next Steps Centre at church!

 

Southside Small Groups
WIN – Week 4
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Speaker: Lead Pastor, Mike Mannes

Facilitators:
Leaders lead! Lead by sharing openly with answers that are current and relevant.
Be prompt! Start on time, end on time. Your group will appreciate it.

 

-      Watch the Intro video from Pastor Mike.
o   www.southsidelife.com in the Group Leader resources tab.
-      Go through the Study below.

 

Ice Breaker:  Is there anything you’ve quit in life you wish you wouldn’t have?  Is there anything you WANTED to quit but didn’t that you’re glad you didn’t? Share it with your group!

 

3D FOR THE WIN

1.      DISCIPLINE:

Mike defined discipline as saying little no’s so you can get to the bigger yes.  How does this play out in your life? Think of examples in the following areas:

a.         Physically

b.         In your marriage

c.         With parenting

d.         Spiritually

e.         Financially

 

2.    DESIRE:

“Attack each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind”.  Do you?

a.     At work?

b.    At home?

c.     In your finances?

d.    With your marriage?

e.    With your parenting?

f.      With your spiritual life?

g.    With your fitness?

 

3.    DETERMINATION:

a.     The greatest comeback story of all time is the story of Jesus, so you were meant to live with determination. Read 1 John 2:6, use it as a reference for your discussion. What does this verse say to you?

b.    You are a rebounder, and God has given you a fresh 24.  What areas of your life do you see a need for a fresh start? Be specific and open.

 

Prayer/Next Steps:  Pray for each other for the areas that need a fresh start.
Take the time to encourage others, start with the people in the room with you.

 

WIN - Week Three

Welcome to Week Three of WIN - A series about money that doesn't suck!

1. Watch the Intro video from Pastor Mike.

2. Feel free to Download the study, read it directly below or pick up a printed copy at the Next Steps Centre at church!

Southside Small Groups
WIN – Week 3
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Speaker: Next Gen Pastor, Brock Adams

Facilitators: This series is practical and applicable, encourage your group to share their action steps each week. Feel free to expand on the questions or skip the ones that have less response. Don’t simply read through the questions but make them personal as you go through the study!

 

-      Watch the Intro video from Pastor Mike.

o   www.southsidelife.com in the Group Leader resources tab.

-      Go through the Study below.

 

Ice Breaker: Have you ever had buyer’s remorse? What did you buy?

 

1.      Most of the world would love our money problems. Why is it good for us to keep that in mind?

 

2.    Too often we trade in what we want for what we think we want. What do you really want for?

A)     Spiritual growth

B)      Relationships

C)      Personal growth

D)     Finances

 

3.     We all pay a price, it is just a matter of when. Do we pay the price now to get what we want later or pay the price later because we wanted something we thought we wanted right now? What does it look like to pay the price and avoid debt in?

A)     Relationship with Jesus

B)      Relationship with others

C)      Personal growth

D)     Finances

 

4.    Everyone wants to win but not everyone does. That is because the will to win and the will to prepare to win are different. Where do you really want to win in your life? How can you prepare to win in that area starting today?

 

Prayer/Next Steps:  Share with each other one step you will take this week to move out of spiritual, relational or financial debt. Pray for each other to be people who hear truth and do it.

 

WIN - Week Two

Welcome to Week Two of WIN - A series about money that doesn't suck!

1. Watch the Intro video from Pastor Mike.

2. Feel free to Download the study, read it directly below or pick up a printed copy at the Next Steps Centre at church!

Southside Groups
WIN – Week 2
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Speaker: Lead Pastor, Mike Mannes

Facilitators: This series is practical and applicable, encourage your group to share their action steps each week. Feel free to expand on the questions or skip the ones that have less response. Don’t simply read through the questions but make them personal as you go through the study!

Have ideas on how to make the study better?? Email Pastor Sarah at sarah@southsidelife.com or visit the Next Steps tab on southsidelife.com.

 

Ice Breaker:  Share your most epic road trip story…it can be an epic win or an epic fail!

1.      Last week we said procrastination robs us of our time.  What does comparison rob us of?  Why?

2.     Last week I told you that, “I don't know your what, but I DO know your when”.  This week I said, “I don’t know your what, but I DO know your who”.  Your who is you.  So the wisest thing that you can do is let me be me and you be you.  Discuss what this looks like for you in your current stage of life.

3.     Three cures for comparison:

Choose Gratitude instead of Grumbling.

·       How can comparing ourselves to other people make us miserable?

·       According to the study we talked about in the sermon who do unhappy people compare themselves to?  What about happy people?

·       If you choose to live life looking to grumble, you’ll never run out of things to complain about, but if you live life looking to be grateful, you’ll never run out of things to be thankful about.  Can you give some examples from your life?

·       How can grumbling about your situation compared to others lead to financial problems?

 

Choose joy instead of jealousy.

·       Jealousy takes grumbling one step further.  Jealousy is personal, and a jealous person finds themselves in the scary position of HOPING others fail.  Agree?

·       How does social media have the potential to feed jealousy?

·       It’s easy to get jealous of someone based on their social media presence, but is it right?  See Exodus 20:17.

·       Why can’t you be jealous and joyful at the same time?

2 Peter 1 says:

5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love

a.     “Just because you have a jealous thought, doesn’t mean you have think about it”.  Discuss.

b.    You have to make a choice in life.  Lead with your will or lead with your emotions.  Which would you choose and why?

c.     What is mutual affection?

 

Choose patience instead of panic.

·       Can you enjoy the journey, or are you too busy looking at people ahead of you?

·       When it comes to finances, Dave Ramsey says, “If you’re willing to live like no one else now, then one day you’ll be able to live like no one else”.  Discuss.

 

Prayer/Next Steps: Prayer can make a profound difference in the world and one of the reasons we pray is to communicate with God and grow in a relationship with him.

Pray for each other - Invite God to help you live out the 3 cures for comparison.

 

WIN - Week One

Welcome to Week One of WIN - A series about money that doesn't suck!

1. Watch the Intro video from Pastor Mike.

2. Feel free to Download the study, read it directly below or pick up a printed copy at the Next Steps Centre at church!

Southside Groups

WIN – Week 1

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Speaker: Lead Pastor, Mike Mannes

Facilitators: This series is practical and applicable, encourage your group to share their action steps each week. Feel free to expand on the questions or skip the ones that have less response. Try not to simply read through the questions but to make it personal as you go through the study – make it your own! 

Have ideas on how to make the study better?? Email Pastor Sarah at sarah@southsidelife.com or visit the Next Steps tab on southsidelife.com.

 

Ice Breaker:  Tell your procrastination story. (ie. something you put off, an idea you didn’t act on or a ball you dropped)  I know you have one, just tell it.

 

1.      Time is our most precious resource because it is:

a.     LIMITED:

                   i.     One person Read Psalm 90:12 outloud.

1.      The difference between effective you and ineffective you is how well you use your 24 hours.  How does this play out in your life? Discuss.

2.     Procrastination is a game we play with ourselves, where we settle for “talking about it” rather than “being about it”.

                  a.     What are the things you need to stop talking about and start doing something about?

                                                   i.     Financial goal setting?

                                                   ii.     Debt reduction?

                                                   iii.     Living beyond pay cheque to pay cheque?

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b.    I don’t know your what, but I do know your when.  Today! Read the following:

Solomon says it this way:

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
    and gathers its food at harvest.

9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
    When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest—
11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
    and scarcity like an armed man.

                      i.     What things could you begin today?

1.      Professionally?

2.     Physically?

3.     Spiritually?

4.     Relationally?

                        ii.     Here’s the great news!  Now you have a round tuit, so every day, at the end of the day you can say, Man, I sure am glad I got a round tuit!

2.     Time is also precious because its LOST.

                         i.     Once it’s gone, its gone, so the goal is, as John Wesley said,

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

What do you think about that quote?  What does it spur you towards?

 

                          ii.     What would you do today if you thought that today was the last day of your life?  What if it is?

3.     Time is our most precious resource because its LINKED. 

a.     Read this from C.S. Lewis:

The Present is the point at which time touches eternity. Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which (God) has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered them. He would therefore have them continually concerned either with eternity (which means being concerned with Him) or with the Present—either meditating on their eternal union with, or separation from, Himself, or else obeying the present voice of conscience, bearing the present cross, receiving the present grace, giving thanks for the present pleasure.

 

b.    In the sermon, Mike said everything is spiritual.  Do you agree?

1.      Is physical fitness spiritual?

2.     Is winning financially spiritual?

3.     Is helping hurting people spiritual?

4.     Is loving your wife spiritual?

5.     Is starting a bible reading plan spiritual?

 

Prayer/Next Steps: Have each person share their next step. Pray for each other to get around tuit! 

 

 

 

Drain the Oceans Dry-Week Five, EASTER

Welcome to Week Five of "Drain the Oceans Dry." Please enjoy this video from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole then enjoy the Small Group content prepared by Lead Pastor, Mike Mannes.

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Drain the Oceans Dry-Week Four

Welcome to Week Four of "Drain the Oceans Dry." Please enjoy this video from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole then enjoy the Small Group content prepared by Lead Pastor, Mike Mannes.

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Love, Actually-Week Four

Welcome to Week Four of "Love Actually."Please enjoy this Small Group study prepared by Next Generation Pastor Brock Adams.

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Run To The Roar-Week Four

Welcome to Week Four of "Run To The Roar." Please enjoy this Small Group study prepared by Lead Pastor Mike Mannes.

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Southside Groups

“God Never Said That” Week 2

Sunday Nov 27th, 2016

Speaker: Pastor Mike Mannes

 

 Ice Breaker: What is the most challenging thing that you have ever had to do? What made it so challenging?

 

1.     1 Peter 2:11-12The Message (MSG)

Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives.

 

This world is not your home. What does that mean to you, and how does it affect your day to day life?

                       

How would you “indulge your ego at the expense of your soul”?

 

What is an “exemplary life?.”  Discuss in light of last week’s sermon.  (Set an example in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity)

 

2.     God’s aim for your life is higher than happy.  Happy comes and goes with your HAPPENINGS. 

 

Discuss pastor Mike’s definition of blessed:

 

“Blessed starts with the knowledge that God is painting a masterpiece with my life, on a canvas bigger and more intricate than I can fully understand from the perspective of this planet.  But I believe it, and so I carry a joy with me through the highest highs and the lowest lows.  Blessed is a hope, grounded in eternity, unshaken by the temporary. And it's a faith, that whether I ascend to the highest peak or descend into the darkest valley, I will fear no evil because my God is with me.  Even through the valley of the shadow of death, He is before me, beside me and behind me, every step of the way.  I am blessed”.

 

Do you believe God is painting a masterpiece with your life?  How?  See Ephesians 2:10.

 

Do you believe you are making a difference that you won’t fully understand this side of eternity?  How might that change the way we look at our parenting, our friendships, our marriage?

 

Someone once said, that this world is the closest to hell a Christian is ever going to get.  Does that give you hope?

 

Why is blessed “more than happy”?

 

3.     Paul said we are, “hard pressed on every side but not crushed”.

a.     Ever feel like you are hunted by hardship…even when you’re not looking for trouble it finds you? Would you have an example to share with your Group?

 

Why does that make this promise so important?

 

Psalm 146:5: Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,

                                                                       whose hope is in the Lord their God.

 

4.     We are perplexed, but not in despair.

a.     If you’re number one goal is happy, you will be desperately perplexed, and desperately perplexed people do perplexing things.  In other words, if I pursue happy today, it might make me unhappy tomorrow.  Discuss in light of:

                                               i.     My marriage.

                                              ii.     My parenting

                                            iii.     My job

                                             iv.     My faith

 

5.     We are persecuted but not abandoned.

a.     Why is this phrase, “Jesus saves”, offensive in our culture?

b.     Discuss Jesus' promise in Matthew 5:11:

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.”

 

6.     We are struck down but not destroyed.

a.     CHRISTIAN…following in the footsteps of Jesus. Why does that make the crucifixion and resurrection the best news we could EVER have?

 

Last Thought: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it’s not going to change you.” Often the challenges we face today are post dated blessings.  They cause us to grow, change, and develop as people, friends, spouses, children, and parents. God is often working for the good of His people according to His purpose. As you proceed throught this week, seek God and look at where He may be taking you.

 

 

God Never Said That-Week Two

 

 

Family Feud Week Four

Welcome to Week Four of "Family Feud". Here is a short message from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole.

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Family Feud Week Three

Welcome to Week Three of "Family Feud". Here is a short message from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole.

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Family Feud Week Two

Welcome to Week Two of "Family Feud". Here is a short message from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole.

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Welcome to Week One of "Family Feud". Here is a short message from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole.

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Welcome to Message Based Small Group Content. A short message from Next Steps Pastor, Dave Poole.

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