Group Leader Resources

The resources you need to lead your group well and stay on track with all of our Message Based Small Group Studies.

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, FIGHT CLUB. Please enjoy the Small Group Studies prepared by Pastor Mike. If you have missed any weeks, feel free to keep scrolling to see earlier series content.

A cosmic conflict is raging, and it has eternal implications.

A cosmic conflict is raging, and it has eternal implications.

Fight Club - Week Four - July 30th

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Fight Club - Week Three

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Fight Club - Week Two

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Fight Club - Week One

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WIN - Week Five

Welcome to Week Five 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!

 

 

 

 

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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“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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